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Corrie star sparks SOAP WAR as he admits he prefers Emmerdale

Blimey, he's a bit brave (or stupid)!

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Returning to an old job after a long absence, you’d imagine Sam Robertson would be keen to make a great impression.

But the Coronation Street actor has managed to ruffle a few feathers before his reappearance in Weatherfield even airs – by admitting he likes EMMERDALE better.

The Scottish star, who played the brooding lad from 2004 to 2007, made the confession in an interview with Metro.

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“I watched all the soaps back and I said to my mum: ‘I think Emmerdale‘s a bit better than Corrie at the moment,” he reportedly said.

“I thought Emmerdale was fantastic when I watched it and I thought Corrie was a bit lacklustre.

“I was a bit concerned about the direction it was going in, so when I heard that Kate [Oaten, former boss at Emmerdale] was coming in and it was her going to be editing, I was more excited about the prospect of coming back.”

Sam will hit the cobbles in coming weeks alongside actor Rob Mallard, who will play Ken’s son, Daniel.

Adam has been living in Canada since he left Weatherfield.

The young uns’ comeback follows the return of familiar soap fave Peter Barlow (played by Chris Gascoyne) last month.

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Rob previously said: “It feels great to be starting work on Coronation Street and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone.

“I grew up watching Coronation Street, so the chance to be in it, especially playing a part like Daniel, is very exciting.”

Sam revealed: “I’m delighted to be back, Coronation Street was my first job as an actor and is a special place for me.

“As a young actor it was a little overwhelming so I’m looking forward to coming back and stamping my mark on the character, I feel there’s unfinished business with Adam.”

Hmmm, that might have just saved his skin!