The soap veteran will be best remembered for his long-running performance as Zak Dingle.
The Dancing On Ice 2024 line-up is now complete.
Ant and Dec will be hoping to nab the Best Presenter accolade for the 22nd time.
Robert Beck will be back in the Dales later this month.
ITV bosses blindsided fans with the death of an Emmerdale fan favourite on Thursday night.
Dale spent a number of years as part of the Emmerdale cast, after playing Ant and Dec's rival in Byker Grove.
From Deirdre Rachid's wrongful imprisonment to Brookside's body under the patio, the 90s served up their fair share of soap scandal.
Both soaps previously went off the air in 2020, when filming was halted to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Laura Shaw has insisted: "We've got the research, this is based on real life, and I think people will see that."
The actor was best known for playing Betty Eagleton in the ITV soap.
About Emmerdale All the latest 'Emmerdale' news, cast updates, spoilers, photos and behind-the-scenes pics.The Dales' many families provide plenty of drama, and the Dingle, Sugden and Barton families have all had their fair share of tears and laughs in the soap's episodes, since the ITV show began airing in 1972. Current storylines coming up include Pierce Harris' abuse of Rhona Goskirk, the on-going love story of Robert Sugden and Aaron Dingle, Ashley Thomas' battle with early onset dementia. There's also been drama for Diane Sudgen, Eric Pollard and David, Belle Dingle, Jai Sharma and his family and Leyla Harding.