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Thursday 28th May 2020

Emmerdale actor Michael Parr is writing a sitcom!

He's taking it to Hollywood later this month

Former Emmerdale favourite Michael Parr has revealed that he's writing a sitcom!

The  actor opened up on Twitter that since leaving the soap he has started writing his own comedy show. In fact, the 32-year-old star will be moving to Los Angeles in the next two weeks to work on it!

Is he taking the cute puppy with him to LA? (Credit: Mikeparr226 Instagram)

Replying to a tweet from screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods - in which the pair revealed they wrote more than 30 plays before one was sold - Michael said: "What was the hardest part? The ideas? Dedicating the hours? Getting it in front of ppl? Convincing ppl of your vision?"

The screenwriting duo replied: "Those are all constant challenges, but committing the time to be a better writer by writing/reading/studying makes the 'getting it in front of ppl' and 'convincing ppl of vision' so much easier. Because the work must speak for itself."

Mike chatted to screenwriters about getting his big break (Credit: MikeParrActor Twitter)

Michael responded: "Thanks guys. I'm in the middle of writing a sitcom and am moving to LA in two weeks. Are there any classes you would recommend? X."

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The star left his role on the ITV soap in autumn last year, with the actor - who played Ross Barton on the show - keen to "pursue other acting opportunities".

At the time, he tweeted a goodbye to his character, writing: "Cheerio Ross!!! It’s been a pleasure. The last 5 years have been the best in my life. I’ll never forget working with such a brilliant team. To everyone involved thank you from the heart of my bottom. LOVE x."

I'm in the middle of writing a sitcom and am moving to LA in two weeks

But in November, Michael admitted he was "bored" after being unemployed for two months following his Dales departure.

He tweeted: "I know there are many factors for why ppl don't/can't work but in my experience of not having a job which has almost lasted two months now.... it is boring. So boring. There's just naff all to do!"

Mike played Ross for five years on the ITV soap (credit: ITV)

His former cast mate Samantha Giles, who plays Bernice Blackstock, was quick to reply with words of support as she told him to "hold his nerve", adding that "something good will come up".

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We'd love to see him back on TV, in front of - or behind! - the camera. Do you think he'll make it in LA?

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