Unfortunately for David, Nicola resented Eric's involvement, and began to bask in the new respect that her old friends and family had for her, and she began making genuine efforts to help the choir win a local competition. [2] Wolfenden told a reporter from Inside Soap that he was not aware that producers were already lining him up for the role of David. 1630 (as of Episode 8912) David needs to be a bit of a "bad boy" to achieve this. When Donald finds out Nicola is sleeping with David, he hires actress Cindy Burton (Tiffany Chapman), telling Nicola she was his nurse to make her jealous. In June 2010 David was blackmailed by Nathan Wylde in order to get a barn conversion for Declan Macey. He came to the village, looking for his biological father, Eric. Leyla and David pulled together when Jacob went missing and Leyla tried to convince David she loved him, but he hated that she had lied to him and moved out of the house and into the B&B with his Father and Stepmother. "[5] A writer from Holy Soap named David's most memorable moment as being "a showdown with his father, which ended in a tearful happy ending. David Metcalfe is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, played by Matthew Wolfenden. Nicola, Sharon's rival, offered to dogsit. David wakes up, and pushing Priya away, rushes off to Jacob's sportsday, but finds out he has missed it. The pair get married and, coincidentally, David's ex-fiancee and Alicia's sister Leyla arrives back in the village, only to be told that it is David and Alicia's wedding day. David is crushed, but comes to accept the divorce. They split up with Eric leaving knowing nothing the existence of his son, David Metcalfe, who was born shortly after. One of her friends had a dog she couldn't take on an overseas trip. At the Woolpack, Nicola informs Sharon that David had dumped her for Nicola. David got nasty but Miles, (who Jasmine was now attached to), escorted him out of the pub and made sure David realised it was best to stay away from her. In 2011, David took a shine to Alicia. Seeing an opportunity to make a good profit, David worked with his father Eric to get the church, while Nicola worked to sabotage efforts to keep the church from being sold. He became attracted to Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi), who worked at Eric's factory. When he helps catch a burglar, Leyla agrees to go out with him. However, he confirmed that David and Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi) would have longevity. David starts working on a plan to get the money back but Eric realised money was going missing and set up a secret CCTV camera to watch who used the office, and is devastated when he realizes what David is doing. When the car breaks down because Leyla filled it with petrol (it was a diesel) Leyla and Alicia are forced to deliver Priya's baby on the back seat. Amba pulls through and is allowed to be taken home weeks later. When Nicola claimed she'd changed, but Jasmine didn't believe her, soon proved to be right when Nicola lured David into having an affair with her, after Jasmine catches them sleeping together. Jacob remains with David due to Leyla's insistence. [4] Wolfenden later affirmed that Leyla was the right woman for David, but he had trouble understanding. Again, Donald found out what Nicola was planning, and persuades Nicola to go with him up on the moors. David worries about her the most. She collapses in the cafe and is taken to hospital. He made his first on-screen appearance on 4 August 1994 and his last on 7 January 1997. In August 2010, David found out about Leyla's secret son Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) and this almost tore them apart, Leyla promised there was no more secrets and they reconciled but another secret came out when Leyla revealed that her sisters husband Justin Gallagher (Andrew Langtree) was, in fact, Jacob's biological father. They overheard Sharon telling a friend that she didn't care about David, and was only staying until time for another big party with the rich and famous. Emmerdale's David Metcalfe has been known to have a wandering eye. Upset at being rejected, David got nasty but Miles, who Jasmine was now attached to, escorted him out of the pub, and made sure David realised it was best to stay away from her. She added that David and Layla would face problems once again. Former Councilman Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) suggested David run. When she told him she wasn't like Nicola, he said that was part of the problem. He also struck up a flirty friendship with fun-loving Del and hoped some romance would come of it. Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) doesn’t take too kindly to rejection in Emmerdale, which is something that David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) could be set to find out the hard way. They decided to be just friends and got married so that Jacob could keep living with David whilst Alicia served a prison sentence for assault. Jasmine remembers her as "Nicola Blackstock", Rodney's trouble-making daughter, disliked by many of the villagers for her past behaviour. [1] The pair get married and, coincidentally, David's ex-fiancée and Alicia's sister Leyla arrives back in the village, only to be told that it is David and Alicia's wedding day. Matthew Wolfenden (born 5 May 1980) is an English actor best known for his role as David Metcalfe in the British soap opera Emmerdale. She was involved in the Big Night Out andwas recently releasedfrom heryear-long prison sentence. She confided in him about her mother's medical problems, and he gave her some money. Leyla confided in him about her mother's medical problems, and he gave her some money. Seeing an opportunity to make a good profit, David worked with his father Eric to get the church, while Nicola worked to sabotage efforts to keep the church from being sold. Eventually, a schism occurs in their marriage when Alicia declares that Eric no longer loves David, and he should just leave him. Eric had left David's mother before David was born and had also stolen £20,000 from her. At Christmas time, Eric comes to his senses, and becomes reintegrated into the fabric of the village, especially after he finds the engagement ring among the rubbish bags. (First line, to Louise Appleton), 2007-2009: Relationship with Nicola De Souza, 2009-2013: relationships with Leyla and Alicia, 2014-2015: Birth of Amba and split from Alicia, 2018-: Relationship with Maya Stepney and Jacob's abuse. While waiting for Eric at the doctor's, Dr. Jermaine Bailey (Micah Balfour) offers to examine David after he says he himself has been having "troubles" recently. "[6] A reporter writing for the Inside Soap Yearbook 2017 included David's multiple proposals to Tracey in their "A to Z" list of 2016, believing he "set a new soap record" with his "increasingly inventive ways". On Christmas Day 2019, a baby is left at David's door with a note from his former girlfriend Maya asking for the baby to be taken care of. Priya's smugness doesn't last long as her waters break and she goes into labour. Father He is angry with Priya for not telling him and later he realises that Priya had told Alicia and Leyla before him. He's loyal, gorgeous and going places - which makes Leyla one very lucky lady! http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja With Priya still at the police station, Rishi demands to know what's going on. Maya Stepneyis the ex-wife ofLiam Cavanagh, and the formerhistory teacher at Hotten Academy who was in a relationship with David Metcalfewhile groominghis sixteen-year-old son, Jacob Gallagher. David showed the village he was his father's son by evicting local businessman Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower) from a barn he had rented from Eric and starting a love/hate relationship with Jasmine Thomas (Jenna-Louise Coleman). David agreed and subsequently got a home for him and Leyla. In June 2010 David was blackmailed by Nathan Wylde (Lyndon Ogbourne) in order to get a barn conversion for Declan Macey (Jason Merrells). Nathan used the tape to blackmail David and also promised to ruin Eric's business, if David didn't give him what he wanted, he offered to pay the deposit on a house for David and Leyla, if David got him planning permission for the barn. Emmerdale’s David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) hasn’t had the smoothest of rides in the village and it has mainly been down to one woman: Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein). Their bond is strengthened because of this. First appearance Nicola De Souza (Nicola Wheeler) later arrives in 2007, widow of a much older man, millionaire tycoon Donald De Souza (Michael Jayston). [3], Kate Woodward of Inside Soap said that "dreamy David is our kind of guy. After Donald regained consciousness and came home from hospital, Nicola, Donald and Miles tried living together as a family at Holdgate Farm. Emmerdale's David found a hotel room confirmation receipt which Maya planned to use with his son Jacob, but the wool was eventually pulled over his eyes with another lie. He conducted a secret DNA test which showed David wasn't his son - but Eric hadn't sent David's cup. Jasmine told Pearl what Eric was doing and used her charms on David to get him to buy her a car, which she also gave to Pearl. In March, Martyn Whitby took on the role of Kate Sugden's ex-husband David Hughes. When Donald found out Nicola was sleeping with David, he hired actress Cindy Burton, telling Nicola she was his nurse to make her jealous. A few days later, the dogs went missing and David and Nicola only found one in the B&B where Sharon was staying. Emmerdale's Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden aka Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe - real-life relationship, children, wedding dress, house and Instagram. David isn't best too pleased either. Alicia was jealous of this but hid her feelings for David but unbeknownst to her David had also felt the same way. David is annoyed that Alicia dealt with it when he himself wanted to do it, but isn't too angry that Priya begins to back off him. Nikhil persuades David to sober up and become a legitimate businessman. Eric does not return for Val's funeral to proceed, though, leaving David to read a note from Eric expressing his final goodbye to Val. 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