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Emmerdale star Jay Kontzle announces new project away from ITV soap

SOAP fans have congratulated Jay Kontzle after the actor revealed one of his off-screen projects on social media.

Le Emmerdale star shared a snap of a poster for his new short film.

Jay Kontzle amazed fans on Instagram

Jay Kontzle amazed fans on InstagramCrédit: Rex
He shared a glimpse of his second short film, Bring Back My Bonnie

He shared a glimpse of his second short film, Bring Back My BonnieCrédit: INSTAGRAM
The actor has been used to working on projects away from Emmerdale

The actor has been used to working on projects away from EmmerdaleCrédit: INSTAGRAM

Billy Fletcher sees himself embroiled in new drama while his wife Dawn Taylor is adamant on taking little Clemmie home.

The 31-year-old actor has been portraying Billy since December, 2018, and is accustomed to the ups and downs of life in soap land.

But amid drama in the Dales, Jay Kontzle also leads an exciting life away from the eponymous as he dedicates his time to his own projects.

In a recent Instagram post, Jay shared a glimpse of his newest projecta poster of his short film titled Bring Back My Bonnie as it’s been shown as part of film festivals this summer.

The film stars Angela Lonsdale, Timothy West and Judith Barker.

Jay then gushed: “Proud to announce my second short film is currently doing the festival run and already picked up a few laurels!”

Huge thanks to all involved as everyone brought something special to make this film!”

Fans immediately took to the comments to praise him.

Awesome Jay”, one of them penned while another echoed: “Amazing.

Angela Lonsdale also replied to Jay’s post with her own comment: “I was so proud to be part of this. Thank you to all involved too.

Three years before the release of Bring Back My Bonnie, Jay worked on another short film called Underwater as a producer, once again.

And while ITV viewers are used to seeing him on TV, Jay actually landed his debut acting role on the silver screen, in the film Treasure of Albion (2006).

Although he remains present in front and behind cameras, Jay has also harboured a passion for music.

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The actor gained recognition as part of a boyband named The Mend, formed in 2008 by former Take That manager Nigel Martin-Smith.

The band featured in [object Window], gaining legions of fans in the UK, before it turned its attention to the United States.

Dans 2015, they played their final gig and The Mend’s name was changed to Race the Horizon.

Un an plus tard, pourtant, the group parted ways and Jay pursued an acting career.

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Jay previously worked as a producer for another short film called Underwater in 2019

Jay previously worked as a producer for another short film called Underwater in 2019Crédit: INSTAGRAM
But he also gained fame as part of a boyband before his days in Emmerdale

But he also gained fame as part of a boyband before his days in EmmerdaleCrédit: INSTAGRAM
The actor leads an exciting life off-screen and is in a happy relationship

The actor leads an exciting life off-screen and is in a happy relationshipCrédit: INSTAGRAM