Matthew Wolfenden is an English actor majorly recognized for his role as David Metcalfe in Emmerdale a British soap opera. He was born in Norwood Green, West Yorkshire, and was educated at Brighouse High School. He then became a member of the British gymnastics squad until, aged 16, he fell whilst practicing on the rings and broke his back. This prevented his continuing gymnastics and he turned to acting. He was first cast as a member of the musical Saturday Night Fever before he joined Emmerdale.
In Emmerdale, he plays the role of David Metcalfe, the son of Eric Pollard. He started as an extra on the programme then auditioned for the role of Eli Dingle but lost it. He was later called back to the programme for his current role. Apart from being in Emmerdale, he also appeared in Hollyoaks: Let Loose a spin-off of Hollyoaks. He was also a participant in the series Soapstar Superstar in 2007 finishing in ninth place in the second series. He partnered with Russian ice dancer Nina Ulanova for the seventh series of Dancing on Ice. His gymnastic and dance background helped him and he ended up in the final, against Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter and The X Factor contestant Chico Slimani. He continued his role in Emmerdale while training for Dancing on Ice. He eventually became the “King of the Ice” after beating Porter.
He has also featured on a number of chat shows and in January 2014 he provided the soap opera news on ITV’s This Morning. He has made an appearance on The Chase and took part in The Great North Run to raise funds for Bllodwise. He has been nominated for the British Soap Award For Sexiest Male 2012.
Matthew Wolfenden Age
He was born on May 5, 1980 in Norwood Green, Halifax, United Kingdom.
Matthew Wolfenden Wife
He married his wife Charley Webb in 2018. She is also a co-star in Emmerdale and they have three children. He proposed to his wife in the Christmas of 2009 and married in February 2018.
Matthew Wolfenden Children
With his wife, they are parents of three children, all sons. They are, Buster born in April 2010, Bowie born on 19 December 2015, and Ace born on 26 July 2019.
Matthew Wolfenden Family
He has a sibling, a brother, named David Wolfenden.