Why did Scott Windsor leave Emmerdale and where is star Ben Freeman now? | The Sun

EMMERDALE viewers couldn't get enough hunky Scott Windsor, who brought some eye candy to the Dales.

However, viewers were left heartbroken when he upped at left the famous village in 2007.

Who is Scott Windsor?

First introduced on Emmerdale in 1993, Scott was originally played by Toby Cockerell.

The character was a troubled teen who fell in with the wrong crowd, and left the Dales to join the army in 1996.

However, two years later actor Ben Freeman took over the role as Scott.

The actor’s most memorable storylines saw his character embark on a shocking affair with stepsister Kelly Windsor, and fathering lesbian multi-millionaire vet Zoe Tate’s child.

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His daughter Jean is still out there in the ether after Zoe left the show with her.

Why did Scott Windsor leave Emmerdale?

While in a relationship with Chloe Atkinson, Scott had a one-night-stand with Zoe Tate, who got pregnant.

Zoe's brother Chris then vowed to get revenge on Scott and even ended up setting fire to his garage.

Scott then went on to have affairs with Debbie Dingle and his new step-sister Dawn Woods, before deciding to move to London to stay with a friend in 2007.

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The character hasn't been back since.

Where is Ben Freeman now?

Ben hasn't returned to Emmerdale since leaving the show, but the work has continued to pour in.

In fact in 2023 he had a leading role in the movie The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan.

However, Emmerdale fans have a theory that his former soap character Scott Windsor could be making a return to the Dales.

He was tipped for a comeback by viewers after he was randomly mentioned in an episode on April 26, 2023.

His siblings Cathy and Heath Hope have remained in the village with their father Bob Hope, while Scott's niece April Windsor is also there with her dad Marlon Dingle.

The fan theory that Scott could be coming back came when Cathy and Heath were seen talking about seeing their brother again. 

What other shows has Ben Freeman starred in?

After leaving Emmerdale, Ben went on to star in a host of stage shows.

He performed in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and a series of musicals in the West End.

Ben has also appeared in a series of movies in the US.

He even had a stint on rival soap EastEnders in 2021.

Is Ben Freeman married and does he have children?

Ben married actress Jennifer Biddall in 2010.

However, the couple split in 2013, and did not have children together.

Ben famously dated his co-star Amy Nuttall, who played his on-screen girlfriend Chloe.

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However, in 2004 it was revealed he was having a fling with fan Jenny Woodcock behind her back.

Gutted Amy got her revenge by destroying Scott Windsor actor Ben's clothing at the flat they shared.

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