Who is Kelvin Fletcher and why did he leave Emmerdale?


Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher will return to our screens in a new project after leaving the popular soap opera. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of Andy Sugden to the Dales, but it looks like Kelvin has moved on to other ventures.

Who is Kelvin Fletcher?

Kelvin Fletcher is a multi-talented actor, model, and presenter born on January 17, 1984. He is best known for his role as Andy Sugden on ITV's Emmerdale, which he played for two decades. But his acting career started long before that, with a role in the CITV children's drama, Three Seven Eleven. Kelvin has also appeared in Coronation Street and has won awards for his performances on Emmerdale. In addition to his acting work, he is a motor racing driver and has competed in the British GT Championships.

Why did Kelvin Fletcher leave Emmerdale?

Kelvin joined Emmerdale at the age of six and played the character of Andy Sugden for 20 years. In 2016, he made the decision to leave the show for good. During an interview on This Morning, Kelvin explained that he felt a sense of fulfillment and purpose in his 20-year tenure on Emmerdale. He also expressed gratitude for the opportunity the show gave him to pursue his passion for acting. Despite rumors of a comeback, Kelvin chose a different path, opting for a rural life in the Peak District with his wife and children. However, he is now returning to the spotlight with his new project, Fletcher's Family Farm.

What is his net worth?

Kelvin Fletcher's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million (roughly £3.6 million). He accumulated his wealth through his long-running role on Emmerdale, appearing in over 1,100 episodes. In recent years, Kelvin has also pursued a career in racing to supplement his income.

Did Kelvin Fletcher win Strictly Come Dancing?

Kelvin Fletcher had a triumphant run on Strictly Come Dancing. Initially joining the show as a replacement for an injured contestant, he was partnered with professional dancer Oti Mabuse. Kelvin impressed the judges and viewers with his dancing skills, making it all the way to the final. He received high scores throughout the competition and ultimately won the show, beating out fellow finalists Karim Zeroual and Emma Barton.

Is Kelvin Fletcher married and does he have kids?

Kelvin Fletcher is happily married to Liz Marsland. They tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in 2015 and have since welcomed four children. Their daughter Marnie was born in 2016, followed by a son in 2018. In a delightful surprise, the couple announced on BBC Breakfast that they were expecting twins. In May 2022, they welcomed twin boys named Maximus Crowther and Mateusz Kelvin.

Emmerdale fans can continue to catch the show on ITV weeknights at 7.30pm.