The actor played Sandy Thomas in the soap.
The reference to the former PM did not go unnoticed by viewers.
"I can't tell you how much I appreciate it."
Shila was dropped from the soap after offensive posts were unearthed on her official Twitter account.
Shila has since deleted her Twitter account.
"The best actor to play a disabled part will always be disabled themselves."
He's pleaded not guilty, after being accused of biting a 68-year-old man on the face.
"It's like I've never been away."
The pair were together for almost a year, but split due to their "busy schedules".
The actor is due to appear in court next month.
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.