Emmerdale: Who shot Robert reveal is a first for soaps, says Dominic Brunt

"The way it's done and where it's set is really unusual," adds the actor, who plays vet Paddy in the ITV drama

Actor Dominic Brunt has promised Emmerdale viewers that the unmasking of Robert Sugden’s mystery assailant will be a real novelty for soap fans.

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“It’s really different. The way it’s done and where it’s set is really unusual,” said Brunt, who plays vet Paddy Kirk in the ITV show. “I don’t think it’s been done before.”

Robert will be shot in scenes to be broadcast this Friday and the suspect list is to include prominent villagers including Andy Sugden and Chrissie White.

Speaking on the topic of whether Paddy himself could be the gunman, Brunt added: “Robert has nearly been responsible for Paddy’s death – twice! He’s not started to threaten his family too. 

“So Paddy wants Robert out of the way at all costs. And he would go far enough to do that.”

Recent episodes have seen Paddy put his own life in danger when he tried to end Aaron’s relationship with the conniving Robert.

Yet despite the vet’s misgivings about Robert, Brunt couldn’t be happier about sharing scenes with both Ryan Hawley and Danny Miller.

“Ryan is a revelation,” he said. “He’s come along, hit the ground running and been brilliant. And Danny Miller’s brilliant. We love working together, so any so any storyline that involves him is a favourite of mine. They’re  both very modern actors – and they keep me on my toes.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale.

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