Things have been looking pretty rosy for Andy Sugden after proposing to Katie and rekindling their love. But that’s about to change; Robert Sugden is heading back to the village and is set to cause plenty of trouble for his brother.
The part previously played by Karl Davies will be taken over by newcomer Ryan Hawley who’ll first appear on the screen towards the end of October.
Ryan said, "I am absolutely over the moon to be joining the show. Playing such an interesting character with a complicated history in the village is so much fun, especially as my family are all big Emmerdale fans. I can't say much about what’s going to happen but I am delighted to be a part of it."
Life has never been dull for Robert and his adopted brother Andy; he’s always felt second best and has never been forgiven for having an affair with Katie. His return could see old rivalries awaken and put a spanner in the works for Andy and Katie’s big day!
Kate Oates, Emmerdale Series Producer said: “I'm delighted to welcome Ryan to the show. Robert is a complex character and when we were looking for someone to take over the role, Ryan had the perfect balance of charm and edge. Robert Sugden’s life has moved on in many ways... but those ingrained feelings - about his father, Andy, Katie, and the village where he grew up - are sure to find an explosive outlet.”
We can’t wait to see Robert back causing havoc in the village!