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Sandy to make 'Emmerdale' return

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Sandy to make 'Emmerdale' return
Actor Freddie Jones is to make a return to Emmerdale after almost a year's break from the ITV soap.

The 81-year-old, who played Sandy Thomas between November 2005 and March this year, has signed to return to the Yorkshire-based show for at least six months.

He quit his role to take a break from acting but the door was left open for a potential return. Producers have now lured him back with the promise of a dramatic storyline with on-screen granddaughter Jasmine Thomas (Jenna-Louise Coleman) and son Ashley Thomas (John Middleton).

Speaking of the return, series producer Anita Turner told The Mirror: "The return of Freddie has to be one of our most exciting signings for 2009. When I joined Emmerdale, Freddie had already said he was leaving, and I was devastated."

She added: "I'm a huge fan and can't wait for the chance to work with him."

Jones returns to filming at the end of the year and will reappear on screen in February. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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