‘It was difficult to top my Corrie exit, but we did!’ Emmerdale’s Reece Dinsdale bids farewell to Paul Ashdale as he meets a grisly end in horror crash (but will his son Vinny die too?)
Emmerdale has revealed the victim of horrific van crash, as the villainous Paul Ashdale met his maker after months of terrorising his son Vinny.
Crushed by the debris from Jimmy’s van crashing into the barn, Paul died in a hospital bed after being caught in a terrifying explosion, leaving his fiancée Mandy Dingle utterly distraught.
Speaking after his exit scenes, actor Reece Dinsdale admitted it was ‘difficult’ to top his exit from Coronation Street with his farewell scenes from the Dales, but bosses managed the mean feat with their first socially-distanced stunt.
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RIP: Emmerdale has revealed the victim of horrific van crash, as the villainous Paul Ashdale met his maker after months of terrorising his son Vinny
After being trapped in the barn, Paul was killed when a tank of petrol exploded sending the entire site up in flames, despite fears that Liv Flaherty (played by Isobel Steele) or Jimmy King (Nick Miles) could be the victims of the disaster.
It was an exit that no doubt delighted viewers after Paul spent months abusing his own son Vinny (Bradley Johnson) to keep his dark past a secret, even attempting to silence his girlfriend Liv before the crash put an end to his wicked ways.
Speaking after his departure, Reece said he was glad his exit scenes had finally aired as he’d struggled to keep the storyline a secret.
Distraught: His fiancé Mandy Dingle was left devastated as her husband-to-be died in hospital after being caught in the explosion following the horrific crash
Praise: Speaking after his exit scenes, actor Reece Dinsdale admitted it was ‘difficult’ to top his exit from Coronation Street with his farewell scenes from the Dales
Dead: Viewers saw Paul flatline in hospital after being trapped in an explosion caused by the crash, with Mandy desperately watching on as doctors failed to revive him
He said: ‘I’m thrilled if I’m honest. It has been hugely difficult doing scores of interviews with press, TV and radio for the past month whilst trying not to let the cat out of the bag. Phew!’
The soap star also praised soap bosses for being able to top his Coronation Street exit in 2010, when his character Joe McIntyre drowned in a lake followed a failed attempt to fake his death to claim a life insurance policy.
He added: ‘Definitely. I thought it might be difficult to top my exit from Corrie where I drowned in Lake Windermere… but maybe we did! I’d say far better than leaving in a taxi.’
Dramatic: The heart-stopping episode saw Jimmy King crash his van into the van, leaving himself, Liv Flaherty and Paul in grave peril
Evil: Tense scenes saw Liv confront Paul about his behaviour towards Vinny, before both were trapped in the barn after the dramatic crash
The dramatic explosion was Emmerdale’s first big stunt since the Covid pandemic began, with all cast members continuing to follow social distancing guidelines during filming.
Reflecting on filming, Reece said: ‘It was painstaking, both in its attention to detail and safety and also adhering to Covid rules at all times.
‘But it was great fun though, too. More than your average day at the office!’
But despite his character’s departure, Reece confirmed he won’t be going far from the Emmerdale village, as he is set to work as a director on the soap.
Discussing his final day on set, Reece said: ‘It was actually filmed in sequence, for once, and was my death day in the hospital.
‘It was very moving… and kind things were said to me that shall remain with me forever. What a fabulous big family the Emmerdale team are!’
Even better! Discussing his character’s exit, Reece praised soap bosses for topping his Coronation Street exit in 2010, when his character Joe McIntyre drowned in a lake
Fans had been waiting to see Paul get his comeuppance after months of terrifying his son Vinny, and he was finally confronted by Liv about his behaviour just minutes before the crash.
While they were on tenterhooks waiting to see which character would meet a grisly end, bosses also delivered a shocking twist by showing Vinny also being admitted to hospital.
After being pushed to the ground by his violent father, Vinny had last been seen frozen in fear, but Thursday’s show saw Sam Dingle reveal he’d found the teen unresponsive and called an ambulance.
He’s done! Reflecting on filming the socially-distanced stunt, Reece said: ‘It was painstaking, both in its attention to detail and safety and also adhering to Covid rules at all times’
ANOTHER casualty? Thursday’s hour-long episode also saw bosses deliver a shocking twist by showing Vinny also being admitted to hospital after being pushed to the ground by his dad
The twist left many viewers terrified that Vinny could die alongside his dad, and flooded Twitter with posts demanding the teen survive.
One wrote: ‘There not be a second death because I just got so stressed at the thought of Liv or Vinny dying.’
Another added: ‘OK didn’t see that twist, Vinny being admitted, did he try to commit suicide, or is it from the internal bleeding from the beating of Paul.’
‘Not in the least bit sad about Paul but I’m still worried Vinny will die too,’ a fan posted.
More questions! Vinny had last been seen frozen in fear on the ground, but Thursday’s show saw Sam Dingle reveal he’d found the teen unresponsive and called an ambulance
Scared: Fans flooded social media with worried tweets after seeing Vinny rushed to hospital, as they feared he could be killed like his dad
Another distraught viewer tweeted: ‘If they kill Vinny off I’m suing for emotional distress.’
‘I don’t put it past the writers to kill Vinny off as well just to add to heartbreak,’ a concerned fan tweeted.
Fans will have to wait and see whether Vinny survives the tragedy, and can finally tell his mum Mandy about his late fathers’ violent behaviour.
Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.
Cliffhanger: Fans will have to wait and see whether Vinny survives the tragedy, and can finally tell his mum Mandy about his late fathers’ violent behaviour
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