Emmerdale star Adam Thomas has said that he misses working with his on-screen dad James Thornton.

Thornton's character, John Barton, departed the soap last year after his character was killed in a car crash.

Speaking to Inside Soap, Thomas, who plays John's son Adam Barton, said: "I miss everything about working with him.

"That guy had such a big impact on my life, both in and out of the studio. James is an absolute gem and if I grow up to be half the man he is, then I'll be a happy guy.

"I don't get to see him as much as I'd like to because he lives in London, but we catch up on the phone whenever we can and he gives me fatherly advice."

Thomas also revealed that he enjoyed working with Danny Miller, who played Aaron Livesy.

He added: "I loved working with Danny. All the stuff surrounding Aaron's coming out has a special place in my heart.

"Getting to work with one of your best mates is a great experience. I see Danny a lot - we play golf together."