Emmerdale: Waterloo Road Star Joins Cast

February 11, 2010 by  
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jason merrells300x210Well it seems that Soapland is buzzing with new cast members lately. Kat and Alfie are returning to the Square and Corrie just got itself a new lapdancing love interest.

Now Jason Merrells, of Waterloo Road and Cutting It, fame will be joining Emmerdale which comes on the heels of the news that Suzanne Shaw will also be joining.

Coincidence? Probably; Jason is set to play business tycoon Declan while Shaw will be playing Edna’s fiesty grandaughter Eve.

Jason seems excited to be taking part in the established soap and said of the job, “I’m thrilled to be joining a show as respected and well-loved as Emmerdale and look forward to filming my first scenes later this month. Declan’s an enigmatic mogul who is bound to raise a few eyebrows in the village.”

He will appear on our screens in April and there’s no word on the length of his contract but we hope it’s a long one as he’s rather delicious.

Gavin Blyth, series producer, stated that, “I’m delighted to be welcoming Jason to the cast. He is an extremely talented actor and will be brilliant in the role of Declan. Jason’s role will continue to take the show forward in this very exciting time for Emmerdale.”

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