Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt wants Lisa Riley to rejoin the popular soap.

The 42-year-old actor, whose character, Paddy Kirk, was married to Riley's Mandy Dingle, believes a surprise reunion between the pair would be "very, very interesting".

Speaking to Soaplife, Brunt said: "I'm in touch with Lisa and I'm dying to ask her, but I don't think she'd tell me.

"Her return would be very, very interesting. She was Paddy's first love and his first wife and she'd certainly shake things up."

Lisa Riley reached the semi-finals in last year's Strictly Come Dancing competition