Inside Emmerdale stars Matthew Wolfenden and Charley Webb’s romance off-camera

Matthew Wolfenden is best known for playing David Metcalfe on ITV's popular soap Emmerdale.

The actor, who is married to soap star Charley Webb, celebrated his 41st birthday on Wednesday (May 5th).

Matthew and Charlotte tied the knot three years ago at a secret castle wedding.

But how did the hot couple first meet?

Soap fans might not know that they met on the set of Emmerdale back in 2007.

Charley, 33, first joined the popular show in 2002 as a teenager as Cain and Charity's estranged daughter Debbie Dingle.

Four years later, Matthew joined Emmerdale as Eric Pollard's son David Metcalfe.

Charley and Matthew then began dating in 2007 and love soon blossomed between them.

They tied the knot three years ago at a secret castle wedding as the pair didn't even tell their wedding guests they were getting married.

The couple pretended the event was to celebrate Charley's 30th birthday and when the guests arrived at Ripley Castle in Harrogate, they surprised them.

Charley and Matthew invited 100 guests to the big day, with many of their Emmerdale co-stars in attendance.

Speaking about her big day to OK! magazine about the surprise wedding, Charley explained: "That moment when we announced what we were doing and seeing everybody’s reaction is the best moment of my life.

"This way we got to do it totally the way we wanted – it wasn’t traditional, we didn’t have a sit-down meal and there weren’t loads of speeches.

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"Someone once told me their friend had a surprise wedding and it stuck in my mind."

Matthew added: "We couldn’t have had a better response. People just screamed for about ten minutes!"

Her bridesmaids – Lucy Pargeter, Roxy Shahidi, Zoe Henry, Charlotte Bellamy, Sammy Winward, Emma Atkins, Kate Oates and her sister Cassie – and her on-screen dad Jeff Hordley, walked her down the aisle at the stunning ceremony.

She explained that she "couldn't not have Jeff as part of my day" as he's her "best male friend", so she wanted to "make him my brides-man".

Charley's soap star brother Jamie Lomas, who is currently in Channel 4's Hollyoaks, gave her away at the gorgeous wedding.

Matthew and Charley have three sons, Buster, 10, Bowie, five, and one-year-old Ace.

They have discussed having more children one day as they told OK! they might have one more.

Charley explained that "one minute" they "would love another and then five minutes later" she thinks "definitely no more children".

She continued: "My friends have said to me, 'You know when you're done.' And I don't feel like I'm done with having children. When I was carrying Ace, I knew I would want to do it again."

Matthew added that they "definitely will have another", but he doesn't know "whether or not" they'd "have one after that".

He said: "It's all down to Charley."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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