JOE Gill has ruled out trying his hand in the I’m A Celebrity jungle after quitting Emmerdale.
The actor – who played Finn Barton in the ITV soap for three years – bowed out this week after his character was shot by his deranged mother Emma, but he won’t be hopping on a plane to Australia because he doesn’t think he could live up to Adam Thomas’ hilarious appearance.
Speaking to the Sun Online he said: “I can’t see myself doing that, and Adam’s a very hard act to follow.
“Entertainment wise, I don’t think you could get much better than that really, so I think whoever goes in after him has got a tough act to follow.”
It comes after Finn’s death was confirmed in the soap as he was declared dead in the emotional opening moments of tonight’s episode.
His brothers Ross and Pete watched on as medics battled to save him but it was ultimately too late.
It had looked like he might be in the clear after he was picked up by Cain Dingle and Harriet Finch after crawling out of the woods and throwing himself in front of their car, but as Wednesday night’s episode closed, his heart rate monitor began to flatline and he finally died tonight.
Panicking viewers took to Twitter to plead for his safety, with one writing: “I am going to be so annoyed if they kill off Finn or blame Adam as the shooter!! emmerdale, give us what we want, a happy ending!!”
“Come on Finn you can pull through this,” said one, while another even commented: “If Finn dies on emmerdale we riot.”
The drama came as part of an explosive episode which also saw hospitalised Moira Barton’s baby safely delivered.
But while the confusion continued over the identity of the father – Cain Dingle or her nephew Pete – Emma secretly appeared disguised in a medic’s outfit and whisked the infant away.
One devoted fan commented: “I’m loving every moment it’s compelling drama at its absolute best Emmerdale the best soap by a mile!”
However other fans questioned how Emma could get through security when the police were actively looking for her and had issued media appeals.
“Except that would never happen in real life!!” wrote one viewer adding: “She would not be able to steal that baby! So far fetch. She needs to die already.”
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