Created 21st June 2005

Dr. Adam Forsythe

Appeared: 13th May 2005 -

Played by Richard Shelton

Emmerdale Press Release: Wednesday 20 April 2005

Introducing…The Other New Doctor

The women of Emmerdale are in for a treat when Dr Adam Forsythe arrives in the village on Friday 13 May as the new General Practitioner.

The dishy doctor, played by actor Richard Shelton has a bedside manner to die for and is looking for a new start to help him recover from the aftermath of a difficult divorce.

Charismatic Dr Forsythe immediately strikes up a friendship with Steph Stokes (Lorraine Chase) and romance is on the cards for the pair as Steph tries to put her recent reign of terror behind her.

Actor Richard Shelton, 41 previously appeared as Andrew in Family Affairs and has just completed a tour of Rat Pack Confidential playing Frank Sinatra.

Richard says “I’m delighted to be joining Emmerdale and have been a fan of the show for many years. Adam is a great character and it will be interesting to see what the writers have got planned for him.”

An Emmerdale spokesperson says: “Dr Forsythe will create a stir with the locals from the moment he sets foot in the village but there is more to him than meets the eye.”

Meeting some of his patients for the first time Friday 13th May 2005

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