Emmerdale’s producer Iain MacLeod has responded to fans’ worries that he was going to ‘ruin the show’.
The new producer took over from Kate Oates in January after previously working on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, however has revealed he has no plans to change the show, given that it’s “too much of a precious thing to mess around with”.
“When I got the job, I did look up the Emmerdale hashtag on Twitter and there was quite a lot of people going, ‘I’m never watching Emmerdale again – he’s going to ruin it’.
But I’m absolutely not going to change it into something viewers don’t recognise,” he told What’s On TV.
MacLeod also teased that he isn’t going to mess with any relationships either, saying he’d like to see Robron return!
“I think the performance chemistry between Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) and Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) is just great,” he enthused.
“There’s years left before I’m even slightly bored of watching them two together. I think they’re in it for the long haul.”
And MacLeod even hinted at possible returnees, teasing that “quite a few” former cast members have been in touch.
“It means the show’s doing really well, that people still hold it in really high regard, that they enjoyed working there,” he explained.
“I think it’s a massive compliment to Emmerdale, but I can’t say any more than that at this point because it’s top secret.”