EMMERDALE bosses are planning a major return for next summer – but one soap legend has ruled himself out.
Last week executive producer Jane Hudson teased a major return for the soap next summer.
The soap boss opened up about the chances of viewers seeing a familiar face back in the village.
Speaking to The Sun Jane teased next year’s big storylines when she made the reveal.
“We are busy working on summer storylines and I always like to have a summer spectacular.
“So if I say that, I have to come up with something now!”
Asked about the potential of returns, she said: “Ooh! I can’t tell you! I can’t say!
“We’re working on June storylines at the minute and I thought [about a return] and thought: ‘Viewers would love that!'”
However, if viewers are expecting Ross Barton to make a comeback to the village – then they will be disappointed.
Actor Mike Parr played village bad boy Ross between 2013 and 2018.
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He was involved in some of the most dramatic storylines including the soap’s controversial acid attack storyline that saw his character disfigured.
Now Mike says: “I’ve just done a film and although I loved my time on Emmerdale I’ve no plans to go back at the moment.”
However he did leave the door open and give hope to fans.
He added at an event: “Never say never but I’m trying new things which I’m really enjoying.”