Colin Baker to cameo in Emmerdale later this month

He'll star in one episode as Diane's date, Michael.


Emmerdale has today announced that acclaimed actor Colin Baker - best known for playing the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, will make a cameo appearance later this month.


When Diane Sugden arranges to meet a man for a date in the pub she’s unprepared for his strange passion. Will her date Michael impress or disappoint her?


Speaking about his upcoming performance in Emmerdale, Colin Baker said “I am so old that I remember watching Emmerdale Farm long before it became just Emmerdale when my friend (and colleague from Doctor Who days) Frazer Hines was a youthful Joe Sugden and the wonderful Arthur Pentelow was in the cast."


"So to get a call to join the cast, albeit briefly, as a possible love interest for Elizabeth Estenson, an actress I had long admired, certainly appealed to me. A bonus was the fact that also in my scenes was Rodney Blackstock, played by my old friend Patrick Mower."


"I enjoyed my covid compliant time with both of them in Leeds inordinately. As to what happened, well you'll just have to watch and find out. It's a bit of a puzzle actually!"


Emmerdale continues weeknights at 7pm and Thursdays at 8pm on ITV