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18/02/2016 05:36 GMT | Updated 18/02/2016 05:59 GMT

'Emmerdale': Paddy Kirk Actor Dominic Brunt Reveals He Gets 'Sex Letters' From Elderly Viewers

‘Emmerdale’ actor Dominic Brunt, who’s played Paddy Kirk since 1997, has revealed that the soap has made him something of an unlikely sex symbol among older viewers.

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The soap star has revealed that, while online comments have become more common in recent years - it is 2016, after all - he still receives letters in the post from some fans.

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Dominic Brunt

Speaking to the Mirror, he explains: “These days you’re more likely to get comments on Twitter but I get a lot of rude letters, too.

“They’re probably similar to the kind Alan Titchmarsh gets - Paddy is very safe and kind so they think, ‘I know, I’ll project my sexual fantasies on to him’.

“I’d get sex letters from 60-year-olds, saying ‘I’ve had rumblings I’ve not had for 30 years’ and telling me what they want to do to me. It’s hilarious.”

Rumblings? Lovely.

Dominic’s character Paddy is currently at the centre of an affair storyline, and this week, viewers saw his wife Rhona discover his indiscretions.

The couple, who were in the process of adopting a child, now face deciding whether to stay together.

Catch up on all the latest ‘Emmerdale’ news and spoilers here.

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