Emmerdale’s Ashley star supported by fans as he lands new job after leaving soap
Ex-Emmerdale star John Middleton has declared he’s sacked himself another acting position.
The 68-year-old entertainer is renowned for playing darling Reverend Ashley Thomas on the ITV Dales for a really long time.
John was a customary on the hit ITV cleanser from 1996 until 2017 preceding he returned in 2018 for only two episodes.
In any case, he’s presently set to take on another acting job that will see him ditch the congregation work and become a tactical man.
That is on the grounds that he’s set to play Colonel Pickering in another theater creation of My Fair Lady, which will wow swarms at Bradford’s Alhambra Theater from September 22 until October 2.
The authority Bradford Theaters Twitter account declared that John was among the new increments to the show on Wednesday night (August 24).
Uncovering the astonishing news, the Bradford Theater account expressed: “Additionally joining the @MyFairLadyUK cast…
“Heather Jackson as Mrs Higgins, @john_Middleton_ as Colonel Pickering and Tom Liggins as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. Opening at the #alhambratheatrebradford 22 Sep – 2 Oct”
John later shared the tweet and affirmed the work, stating: “That’s right… it’s true!!” with an apprehensive emoticon.
Nonetheless, he was before long immersed with celebratory messages from his popular buddies and fans.
Karan Blick, who plays Lydia Dingle in Emmerdale, expressed: “Ahh remarkable x”
One fan stated: “Astounding cast John. Anticipating seeing it in Bradford.”
A second said: “Fab cast John best of luck”, while one more added: “Congrats Sir”.
John is joining a ritzy cast for the widely praised creation, which is coordinated by Bartlett Sher.
Among the celebs is EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt, show whiz Lesley Garrett, and theater star Michael D. Xavier, a double cross Olivier Award candidate.
It’s not his most memorable theater job, as John made that big appearance for a visiting stage variation of Stranger on a Train subsequent to leaving the cleanser.
John passed on Emmerdale as Ashley in 2017 in the wake of taking on an extreme storyline as his personality experienced dementia.
Talking about his exit on Good Morning Britain, he said: “Kate Oates was the maker at that point – she’s presently the maker of Coronation Street – and she pitched the [dementia storyline] to me. She said: ‘You will presumably need to disappear and contemplate this, since, supposing that you do [agree to it], you should leave in around two years’ time.