Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden has spoken about his character David Metcalfe's relationship with Alicia, saying that he still expects a happy ending for them.

David married Alicia (Natalie Anderson) in a sham wedding last summer. However, since Alicia returned to prison recently, David has remained committed to his girlfriend Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade).

Wolfenden spoke to Soaplife about the ongoing storyline, saying: "There's obviously something there with Alicia. Even when he's with Priya, [David] tells Alicia he still wants her and Jake to live with him.

"At the moment, he's saying, 'I do love you - but only as a friend'. But the longer time goes on, the more that friendship is turning into love."

He continued: "It's such a sad situation. Alicia only ended up in prison because she hit Val defending David. Then the love of her life gets with the local posh girl."

When asked whether there is a chance that David could realise Alicia is the love of his life, Wolfenden said: "Yes, absolutely. I think and feel that's the way it's going and it's what the viewers want. I think it will happen, but not yet."