Soaps fans were thrilled on Monday when Irish actor Simon Delaney landed in Emmerdale as part of a huge storyline.
There was a gruesome discovery on Monday night's episode of Emmerdale when Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) finally discovered Graham Foster's (Andrew Scarborough) body under leaves in the woods.
Hotten Police, including Simon Delaney as DS Ward, was quick to swoop in and arrest Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) for murder.
While viewers may already know that it was really Pierce Harris (Jonathan Wrather) who committed the brutal crime, the rapist remains at large and is not even on the cops’ radar.
Delaney, who has starred in a number of movies and TV shows, including Coronation Street, kept his arrival in the Dales a secret.
Taking to social media this evening he said: Well spotted folks, and thanks for all the lovely comments about @emmerdale tonight. A great cast and crew to work with. Now if you don't mind, I have some detecting to do…"
Well spotted folks, and thanks for all the lovely comments about @emmerdale tonight. A great cast and crew to work with. Now if you don't mind, I have some detecting to do... #Emmerdale #whokilledgraham #itv pic.twitter.com/HeKqCwiOhX— Simon Delaney (@SimonDelaneyEsq) January 27, 2020
Fans were delighted with his casting and took to social media to share their delight:
Great to see our own Simon Delaney in Emmerdale tonight.👍— Pat (@Pat50664894) January 27, 2020
@emmerdale Wow!— Trish Feeney (@delicia31311) January 27, 2020
The lovely Simon Delaney in Emmerdale💕..stylish casting xx
Irish actor Simon Delaney looking great there.— Francesca Marley (@franB30) January 27, 2020
Emmerdale continues on Virgin Meda 1, weekdays at 7pm.