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Kate Lally

Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher looks 'years younger' as he returns to ITV

Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher was told he looks "years younger" as he announced he is about to return to ITV.

The actor is best known for playing Andy Sugden in Emmerdale from 1996 to 2016. His character was at the centre of a number of dramatic storylines, including setting fire to the barn, therefore killing his adoptive mum, Sarah.

Other explosive scenes saw Andy accidentally shoot his brother Robert, after finding out he had had an affair with his partner, Katie Addyman.

READ MORE: Emmerdale's Daisy Campbell publicly declares love for soap co-star

Since leaving the soap, Kelvin, 39, went on to star in and win Strictly Come Dancing in 2019. And last year, he and his wife, Liz, and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three, and Mateusz, seven months, starred in the BBC show Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure.

The show saw the family swap their home for a farm in the Peak District.

On Monday, Kelvin told his many Instagram followers he has a "new job". He also shared a selfie in which he showed off a fresh face, having shaved off his trademark beard.

Kelvin and his family will be back on ITV with a new show, Fletchers' Family Farm. Many fans are clearly thrilled by the update, with plenty commenting on the actor's new look.

Taking to the comments section, Tracey said: "Looking great and years younger", while Joey said: "LOOKING FRESH MAN!" Mandy said: "You look great, taken years off you".

Graham said: "You look about 16 now the beard has gone lol". Anne said: "Kelvin without that beard looks years younger".

Sara said: "Can't wait to watch" and Deb said: "Woohoooooo" [sic]. Catherine said: "The most wholesome family, I wish you well"

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