Veteran actor Dudley Sutton has signed up to star in Emmerdale, more than 15 years after he made his first appearance on the ITV soap.

Sutton will play William, the father of another new character, Seb (former Hollyoaks actor James Redmond).

Seb is the ex-boyfriend of Ruby Haswell (Alicya Eyo).

Both Sutton and Redmond will make their debuts next month.

Sutton said: "It's great to be back in Yorkshire and I have fond memories of filming the Beiderbecke trilogy in the same building as Emmerdale is now filmed."

Redmond said: "Having taken a five-year break from acting to concentrate on stand up comedy, I am really looking forward to getting back on the horse. It will be great to join the cast of Emmerdale and Seb will be my first time playing a northerner."