Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt has told Soaplife that Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle get competitive when they sign up for an online dating app.

The Dale’s Dominic Brunt has told Soaplife that Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle cross swords over a potential date when they enter the world of online dating.

What’s the story?

The battle lines are drawn as Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle both go online to find love. Each wants to be the first to bag a hot date and Paddy’s gutted when he has an awful liaison with Bernice White, while Marlon goes out with attractive newcomer Lindsey. But just as Marlon thinks he’s the victor, it turns out that Lindsey prefers his pal! “Paddy feels wretched when he doesn’t get any swipes on a dating app,” actor Dominic Brunt told Soaplife. “Marlon mocks him, so when Lindsey shows an interest in Paddy, he feels justified in trying to steal his lady.” Are the pals about to fall out over a woman?

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Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt give an interview to Soaplife

Soaplife: What does Paddy think when Marlon sets him up with Bernice?

Dominic Brunt: “He doesn’t really understand what’s going on. Bernice is told that Paddy needs therapy and he’s told that Bernice is interested in horses. Neither of them realise they’re being set up on a date, which makes for some entertaining scenes. I’m a massive fan of Sam Giles, so it was great fun to film.”

S: How do you find working with Marlon actor Mark Charnock after all this time?

DB: “We put a lot of effort into it, but we know each other well, so we have shortcuts. We both have a certain way of working.”

S: What does Paddy think when he sees Marlon with his date, Lindsey?

DB: “She’s attractive, so Paddy says there’s bound to be something wrong with her. Things don’t work out with her and Marlon, so Paddy gloats when he gets her number.”

S: Does Paddy set out to steal Lindsey?

DB: “Yes and he feels justified because Marlon’s ribbed him. Lindsey walks out on Marlon and she thinks, ‘I’m here anyway. I’ll go for a meal with Paddy!’”

S: How does the date go?

DB: “She finds out there’s a competition between Marlon and Paddy and she takes umbrage. She’s so angry that she seeks revenge.”

S: Will this harm Paddy and Marlon’s friendship?

DB: “No. It’s a bit of fun and they both see it as a ridiculous situation.”

S: Tell us about your new film?

DB: “It’s called Attack of the Adult Babies and Sally Dexter, who plays Faith Dingle, is in it. She’s amazing. The film’s going to be distributed worldwide, too. It’s a kind of holiday comedy with lots of fat men running around a manor house in nappies.”

S: When can people see it?

DB: “It will be out in the UK this winter and then it will come out on DVD.”