Emmerdale star Marc Silcock has admitted that he does not foresee a long-lasting romance for his character Jackson Walsh and troubled Aaron Livesy.
The actor was cast in the Yorkshire-based soap earlier this year as a love interest for Aaron, and his alter ego has been a key influence in the mechanic's journey of self-discovery.
However, speaking in an interview with DS, Silcock hinted that it could be unrealistic to see Aaron securing long-term happiness with Jackson so soon after opening up about his sexuality.
The show newcomer commented: "There are points where it looks like they're the perfect couple but on the other hand, there are underlying problems with both characters, especially Aaron.
"It'd be difficult for them to be together forever - it'd probably be too much of a fairytale for Aaron to settle down with his first ever boyfriend. They'll be together for a while, but it'd be Disneyland to think that they'll end up as 40-year-old blokes getting married and adopting kids."
Aaron actor Danny Miller made similar comments in an interview with DS last month, arguing that it would be "too convenient" for the pair to settle down and be happy.