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Anthony Quinlan: My love life's no soap

Anthony Quinlan is glad his love life isn't as chaotic as his Emmerdale character Pete Barton's.

The 30-year-old actor has played Pete Barton in the ITV soap since late 2013 and his character is close to settling down with fiancée Debbie (Charley Webb).

But little does Pete know that his wife-to-be has cheated with his brother Ross (Michael Parr), which is set to come to a head next week during the couple's wedding.

Away from the camera Anthony is single after splitting form his girlfriend earlier this year.

“People say I’m like Pete in many ways but luckily things are quieter for me personally," he told The Sun.

"Of course I’d love to meet the right person and eventually I’d like to get married and start a family but there’s no rush. I’m still only 30."

While Anthony doesn't have a type, he does like a lady who can have a laugh. He doesn't go unnoticed in public and often gets chatted up by female fans. Some avid watchers of the show even approach him in character.

“Someone told me what Debbie was up to then invited me to stay at her house,” he laughed.

Next week's nuptials are said to be literally explosive and will see several lives lost. It's been reported writers wanted to shake-up the soap and came to the conclusion that the best way to do this was to blow the village up.

Anthony recently spoke about how he found filming the mystery stunt set to take place on his wedding day.

"It's absolutely massive and it was really intense. Luckily we had Duncan Foster in charge, who's an amazing director. He was very efficient and the SFX guys were amazing as well. Everyone was on their A-game," he told Digital Spy.

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