The secret is out – it was Ross Barton who shot Robert Sugden outside The Woolpack! All was revealed in a special ‘rewind’ episode of Emmerdale on Thursday night, which showed the events leading up to village baddie Robert’s shock shooting a few weeks ago.

“It’s a really clever twist,” said Mike Parr, who plays Ross. “I think it’s based on a film, Strangers On A Train, where two guys on a train have a similar issue and come up with a plan.”

Viewers saw Ross and Andy Sugden make an unexpected killers’ pact in the flashback episode. Ross would kill Andy’s hated brother, Robert, but in exchange, Andy must bump-off Ross’s brother, Pete. So far, no one suspects what Ross and Andy have plotted. But there’s one big problem – both Robert and Pete are still alive!

“Ross will want Andy to go through with his side of the deal and is going to put a lot of pressure on him to do it,” continues Michael. “But if Andy doesn’t do it, what will Ross do to Andy?”

Watch our video chat with Mike to find out more about the killer pact, what the future holds for forbidden lovers, Debbie and Ross, and whether the Barton brother feud will ever end!

Emmerdale continues weekdays at 7pm on ITV.