Former Emmerdale fave Mike Parr loses out to soap co-star for BBC role

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Former Emmerdale star Mike Parr has lost out to a one-time soap co-star for a part in a new BBC drama.

Anthony Quinlan took the part in London Kills that Mike was after in a rather awkward turn of events.

Known for playing feuding brothers Ross and Pete Barton, Mike and Anthony have remained best friends since leaving Emmerdale.

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The Metro reports, Mike and Anthony were at Mecca Bingo’s Live from Studio M when they discussed their recent auditions.

“I’ve just done a little job down in London called London Kills,” Anthony revealed.

“I also auditioned for it but didn’t get it. And yes, it was for the same part. I actually told him about the audition,” Mike added.

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Anthony laughed: “That’s the thing, we go up against each other for a few things. I’d rather he get it than someone else.

“We always give each other a little leg up if we are auditioning for something. I’d rather he get it than someone else.”

It appears there’s no hard feelings between the two former Emmerdale stars.

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London Kills features Full Monty star Hugo Speer, Sharon Small and Bailey Patrick with the drama revolving round a murder investigation team based in London.

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