Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden and Isabel Hodgins ‘in very heated clash during stunt week’
7th November 2021

Emmerdale stars Matthew Wolfenden and Isabel Hodgins were reportedly caught in a "very heated" argument while filming for Super Soap Week.

Matthew, 41, and Isabel, 27, were said to have argued while filming with their soap co-star Aaron Anthony.

The argument is said to have erupted as the stars filmed the dramatic waterfall scenes at Tees Barrage water park in Stockton-on-Tees, The Sun has claimed.

A source has said: "It left a lot of those present at the filming feeling uncomfortable. It was a very heated situation. Tempers were running very high. It was tense and bosses got to hear about what had gone on very quickly."

Fans of the ITV soap have been questioning where Matthew, who plays David Metcalfe, and Isabel, who plays Victoria Sugden, have been following the big waterfall stunt. Matthew and Isabel's characters haven't appeared on screen since Thursday 28 October.

It has been claimed Matthew and Isabel took a break from filming at the waterpark and the pair did not film scenes while inquiries were made.

The matter is now said to have been solved and the soap stars were not suspended nor disciplined. Matthew and Isabel reportedly returned to set last week.

An insider added to the publication: "The cast had travelled to film what they were calling the ‘Summer Stunt’ — dramatic waterfall scenes that aired on October 19.


"While they were on set a comment was made which unintentionally caused offence, and an argument broke out among some of the cast members. This was a massive deal for all of them and obviously everyone was under pressure to make scenes work.

"Emmerdale take these kind of ­allegations very seriously, and Matthew and Isabel did not film scenes while inquiries were made. It was not a decision they took lightly, as it had huge consequences for the team as they are massive characters. But the bosses felt it was a necessary step to take.

"They investigated the matter fully and are now satisfied that no further action is necessary. The actors are really professional."

ITV declined to comment when contacted by OK!.

In scenes, which are said to be set to air on Thursday 18 November, David and Victoria's absence will be explained as the pair are said have gone to Portugal to visit Diane Sugden in her new home.


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It comes after Matthew discussed filming the "nerve-wracking" stunts for Super Soap Week.

He recently admitted: "I’m not great with heights. When we had to do the bridge stuff, Isabel was just absolutely amazing.

"It’s funny because our characters were so opposite to us. Victoria was supposed to be scared of heights and David is trying to help her but in reality, it was the other way round."

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