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Emmerdale's Rodney Blackstock actor Patrick Mower has opened up about his future on the soap following the departure of co-star Elizabeth Estensen.

The Diane Sugden actress confirmed her exit earlier this month, having already filmed her final scenes on the soap.

Rodney is currently trying to win back Diane, with scenes airing next week seeing the pair spend the night together… something Diane quickly regrets.

Rodney Blackstock in Emmerdale © ITV Rodney Blackstock in Emmerdale

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While the romance appears to be doomed given his fellow star's departure, Patrick has confirmed he has no plans to leave the show himself.

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"One gets to a point, when you've been in Emmerdale for this long, when you're filming in the village and hear an airplane flying over, you think: 'Oh is that plane going to crash on Rodney Blackstock?' They've got rid of characters in the past with plane crashes!

Emmerdale actor Patrick Mower has discussed his future on soap following co-star Elizabeth Estensen's exit news. © ITV Emmerdale actor Patrick Mower has discussed his future on soap following co-star Elizabeth Estensen's exit news.

"But no, I would carry on," he admitted. "I would like to, obviously when contracts come up, you sometimes talk about what you might be doing in the future.

"I would quite like, maybe next year, to have a little bit of luxury. It's about time Rodney was looked after! Maybe a rather attractive lady who has a lot of money, that would make him happy!"

Rodney Blackstock, Nicola King and Diane Sugden in Emmerdale © ITV Rodney Blackstock, Nicola King and Diane Sugden in Emmerdale

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Patrick went on to praise Elizabeth, saying: "She's a wonderful actress and it'll be a shame she's going. She's one of these iconic figures in Emmerdale.

"It would be nice if they could go off into the sunset, but I think Rodney is not quite prepared to go off into the sunset. He's not ready to go until he's a millionaire!"

The star explained that his character's feelings for Diane "have never changed" over the years and that he has "always held a candle" for her.

"They got married young and they've had a love/hate relationship all the way through their story in Emmerdale. Sometimes the hate comes more from Diane's side rather than Rodney's!"

Elizabeth Estensen standing in front of a building: Emmerdale Elizabeth Estensen as Diane Sugden © ITV Emmerdale Elizabeth Estensen as Diane Sugden

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Opening up further about the current storyline, Patrick said: "What happens is, Rodney always thinks that he's about 36 years old and behaves as though he's 36 years old.

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"Diane started it all when she fell out with her date recently, who was played by the lovely Colin Baker. She asked Rodney to have a drink with her, which was quite a surprise as she's usually quite frosty towards him.

"Things progressed from there and they spent the night together. Rodney thinks it's interesting that she's returning his old love – and she does for a bit, but then she goes a bit frosty and things go wrong. Then they go right again, and then they go very wrong again!"

Patrick Mower standing in front of a window: Rodney Blackstock in Emmerdale © ITV Rodney Blackstock in Emmerdale

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As for Rodney's plans to win Diane back, he continued: "Rodney can't understand it. One minute she's very, very hot, the next minute she's turned the tap off.

"He tries to be his old self and tries to do his old charm, that won her over in the first place. He's always still loved her. It's a poignant story of unrequited love.

"There's a wonderful scene where Diane says Rodney can move back in with him and they have a dance. I hope they [the producers] leave all that in. You can see how excited Rodney is at moving back in with her. But do they get back together or not? Possibly. We don't know."

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