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30th Jan 2020

Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden teases Maya Stepney’s possible return

Emmerdale‘s Matthew Wolfenden has teased a possible return for Maya Stepney.

She may be out of the picture for the time being, but Maya is still very much a presence in the ‘dales – what with her ex David Metcalfe raising her baby boy, who she left on his doorstep.

However, Wolfenden – who plays David – hinted that Maya may make a return to the village at some point, reentering the life of David – as well as her victim, Jacob.

“Is she ever? Well, she’s out of prison now so who knows,” Wolfenden told Radio Times when asked if Maya is really out of David’s life.

“I can’t reveal too much but there’s a baby in David’s life now so he’s kind of a single dad looking after this baby – there’s no love interest in the near future that I know of.”

Speaking to the publication at The National Television Awards 2020, he also went into depth about how he felt about the work they had done on the storyline.

“It’s been incredible, it’s been emotional, tiring, we worked closely with Barnardo’s so it meant a lot to us to get it right,” he explained.

“I think we did get it right. People were disgusted by it – people were tweeting me saying they were going to turn off the telly and stop watching it. But what we were portraying is things we had been told about and had happened to young men.

“I think it really affected people because it was an older woman and a younger boy. It creeped people out and that’s what we wanted to do. I think if we got that across then we did it right.”