26/08/2015 06:27 BST | Updated 26/08/2015 06:59 BST

‘Emmerdale': Ross Barton Makes A Surprise Return After Brother Pete's Murder Confession

‘Emmerdale’ bosses stunned fans with the news that Ross Barton isn’t dead, during Tuesday night’s episode.

Until now, viewers were under the impression that Michael Parr’s character had been murdered by his brother Pete Barton. However in a shock twist, the episode ended with a scene showing Ross in a hospital bed.

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The news has delighted ‘Emmerdale’ fans, especially those who signed a petition calling for Ross to return, following his apparent murder.

Michael has revealed that he found out about the twist a few months ago, telling Digital Spy: “I've had to sneak in and out of the building at work to avoid being seen by fans outside, and I've even had to lie to family!

"There's been a bit of speculation that Ross wasn't dead, so I've also been trying to throw people off. I was tweeting lies about going for auditions and stuff like that, so it's been good fun!”

Now that he’s back, Ross is going to want revenge, and Michael reckons he’ll start with trying to win back Debbie Dingle.

“He's got to recover and he's got to get his head together, but ultimately he's got two things on his mind - revenge and where's the love of his life?” Michael added.

"Ross doesn't know what's really gone on as he can't remember too much. The doctor tells him that he's either been attacked by a large animal or someone has tried to kill him. Ross is furious!

“Ross is always painted as the bad one but he's never done this to anybody. I think getting Debbie will now be Ross's revenge against Pete."

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The episode also saw Pete tell a stunned Debbie about the 'murder'

In recent months, ‘Emmerdale’ bosses have pulled off a series of successful surprise twists and nobody saw Ross’s ‘death’ coming during the #SummerFate episodes.

Prior to this, there was Rachel Breckle’s shock return and Charity’s jail time.

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