Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt has revealed that he has been forced to call in sick for the first time in his 25 years on the show.
The 51-year-old, who has played fan favourite Paddy Kirk since 1997, will miss filming this week after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Writing on Twitter, he said: "After 25 years at @emmerdale without a single day off, I have succumbed to the dreaded 'rona. I have been ridiculously careful but tomorrow will be be the first time in a quarter of a century.
"Now THAT pisses me off. Fortunate to have good health though and thankful. Love to all."
Paddy is currently involved in a storyline that has seen his best friend Marlon (Mark Charnock) suffer a stroke.
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