Kelvin Fletcher has vowed to star in ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale as Andy Sugden, much to the delight of fans.
The actor, 39, posted under a social media post shared by the soap’s official account.
The Instagram post shared some teasers of things to come and one photo showed Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) getting aggressive towards Sam Dingle (James Hooton) outside the Woolpack.
‘We need you to shake things up’: Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher has delighted fans after vowing to return to the soap seven years later as Andy Sugden (pictured in 2016)
Normality: Kelvin recently insisted he doesn’t live a showbiz lifestyle, claiming ‘Every top I own has a baby bump on the shoulder’
Kelvin posted a comment insisting that he would return to Emmerdale if Will did not change his ways.
He wrote, “If he touches Sam like that again, I’ll be back to sort it out.”
Fans quickly saw the post and wrote, “Wish you would pal. Needs you back as Andy in Emmerdale, to shake things up a bit! Come on writers you know!’
“Well, how we’d like you to return to the Dales.”
“Ooo yes come back Andy.”
Not happy; Emmerdale shared a photo of Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) getting aggressive towards Sam Dingle (James Hooton) outside the Woolpack and Kelvin threatening to wade in
He wrote: ‘If he touches Sam like that again, I’ll be back to sort it out’ and all the fans went wild
“Yes, we need some Sugdens.”
“You should come back Kelvin, the village isn’t the same without you.”
“Is that a hint that you’re coming back?” First Bernice recently mentioned where she had you in the salon and now this is wondering! Hope so .’
Kelvin left Emmerdale in 2016 after 20 years racing as Andy to become a rally driver. The father of four children is now a farmer.
He’s grown up for the nation after being cast in 1996 as troubled foster kid Andy.
Troubled: Andy has been on the show for 20 years until he called it quits in 2016 – a young Andy famously set fire to a barn during an insurance scam to save Emmerdale Farm from financial ruin, unaware that his adoptive mother Sarah was inside, who was subsequently murdered
Petrolhead: Kelvin spends much of his time rallying
The boy was raised by Jack (Clive Hornby) and Sarah Sugden (Alyson Spiro) and soon settled in the village.
One of his first major storylines involved setting fire to a barn during an insurance scam to save Emmerdale Farm from financial ruin, unaware that his adoptive mother Sarah was inside, who subsequently died in the blaze.
Andy married Katie as a teenager, but their marriage failed after she had an affair with his adoptive brother Robert.
In his anger, Andy tries to shoot Robert, but he hits his father Jack instead.
The split between Andy and Roberts continues to haunt them years later, when the former remarries Katie in December 2014.
Love triangle: Andy and his adoptive brother Robert (Karl Davies) both fell in love with Katie Addyman (Sammy Winward) on the show
Powerful: In real life, Kelvin then won the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional dance partner, Oti Mabuse
Their marriage doesn’t last long as Katie fell apart after an argument with Robert.
In 2008 Andy finally got justice for his part in Sarah’s fire and death and is sentenced to prison.
He marries Jo Stiles (Roxanne Pallett) while in prison, but their marriage doesn’t last long after he began physically abusing her following his release from prison.
Andy is now the father of Sarah and Jack Jnr with Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) after a very complicated on/off relationship.
In real life, Kelvin then won the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional dance partner Oti Mabuse.
New life: The former Emmerdale star moved from Manchester in February 2021 to a 120-acre farm in the Peak District with his wife Liz and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three
Happy parents: Kelvin and wife Liz welcomed twins Maximus and Mateusz, six months old, into the world last year