Max Parker left Emmerdale fans feeling disappointed after his Dales departure.
The actor played Luke Posner, arriving in the soap as Victoria Sudgen’s new love interest.
In the months that followed, their relationship hit trouble when he was discovered to be the brother of her rapist Lee Posner and uncle to her son.
Despite this they got through it and got together until he dropped yet another bombshell this month.
It was revealed that Luke is secretly gay and has been hiding the secret from Victoria ever since they met.
And more than that, he could also have been responsible for his brother’s death – and not her brother Robert who is in prison for it.
Thankfully for Max, the drama remains on set and after leaving the show his personal life has thrived.
The actor he found love on the set of the show – with his on-screen brother, actor Kris Mochrie.
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A source told The Sun at the time: “They met on Kris’ last day filming and just hit it off. They were cast as brothers and are really alike and have been joking that casting did a great job.
“The boys kept in touch after Kris finished on the show but they’ve spent a lot of time together over summer.
“It’s early days but they’re really enjoying themselves and who knows what the future holds.”
Last year The Sun also revealed how the couple had moved into a luxury penthouse apartment in one of Manchester’s upmarket developments.
Since then the couple have showed off their incredible apartment on social media, making fans uber jealous.
And they recently went on a luxury holiday to Portugal with friends.
Now Max has quit Emmerdale and left the show, his career will no doubt go from strength to strength.
A source said: “Max was never going to stay on the soap for years. He’s ambitious and a talented guy – he’s already auditioning for new roles and excited for the future.
“But never say never – there’s always a chance he could return one day.”