Ex-Emmerdale star quit acting to work as an estate agent

Marc Silcock

Marc Silcock, who starred in Emmerdale, has turned his back on acting after becoming an estate agent.

Silcock, who played Aaron Dingle’s tragic boyfriend Jackson Walsh in the ITV soap, was involved in one of the most controversial storylines in Emmerdale history.

The 32-year-old actor eventually saw his character, Jackson Walsh, killed off.

He also played Eli in Hollyoaks from 2008 to 2009, Anthony Sugden in Waterloo Road and Fergal Maguire in Shameless.

During his stint in Emmerdale, Silcock was nominated for Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards as well as Best Newcomer and Best Exit at the Inside Soap Awards.

He told The Sun : “Emmerdale really was the best job of my life. You do so much in such a short period of time that your improvement is really dramatic.

“I held on to the role for as long as possible, but my exit storyline – Jackson’s controversial assisted suicide – was so good it was worth leaving for.

“I honestly couldn’t rule out going back to soap in the future. But it would have to work for me. I wouldn’t do it for the sake of it.”

Silcock became an estate agent in 2017, when he joined the Kamani Property Group, who are mainly based in Manchester.

The company is owned by Adam Kamani, who owns fashion labels Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing, and also employed another former Emmerdale star.

Silcock started working with former co-Emmerdale star Adam Thomas, who became an estate agent in 2018, after leaving Emmerdale two years before.


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  1. Countrybumpkin

    A good actor is all you need to be in this job! Knock on the door, the curtains roll and you’re off to winning your next performance 🙂

  2. Dick Value

    Four years ago.

  3. SteveInTheSouth

    Did this story get bumped from the archives?


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