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Weekday evenings

Interview With Reece Dinsdale

Tonight's explosive episode revealed that Paul was the one to die! Here's what Reece Dinsdale had to say about his time on Emmerdale...

Paul met his untimely demise. Are you glad the secret is now out?I'm thrilled if I’m honest. It has been hugely difficult doing scores of interviews with press, tv and radio for the past month whilst trying not to let the cat out of the bag. Phew!How much have you enjoyed playing Paul?I loved it. Especially because we tried to make him a fully rounded character and didn’t make him look villainous from the off. The secret was to let his badness slowly bleed out. I think it worked.Are you glad he went out with a bang?Definitely. I thought it might be difficult to top my exit from Corrie where I drowned in Lake Windermere... but maybe we did! I'd say far better than leaving in a taxi.

What was it like filming such an explosive stunt?It was painstaking, Both in its attention to detail and safety and also adhering to Covid rules at all times. But it was great fun though, too. More than your average day at the office!What's next for Reece?I was actually directing on Emmerdale when I was asked, right out of the blue, if I would like to play Paul. I’m delighted to announce, therefore, that I shall begin directing once again on the show in a couple of weeks time. I’m the cat that got the cream!Are you going to miss working so closely with Lisa and Bradley?Desperately. They made me so very welcome from the off, and that never changed. We worked hard and laughed a lot. I will still be working with them, just in a different capacity. Boy, am I going to crack that whip!

What was your last day on set like?It was actually filmed in sequence, for once, and was my death day in the hospital. It was very moving... and kind things were said to me that shall remain with me forever. What a fabulous big family the Emmerdale team are! ❤️

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