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Hit soap Emmerdale has had its fair share of characters over the years, with well-known actors attached to them.
And like any soap, as murder, mystery, drama and chaos unfolds, often we see the departure of some of our favourite stars of the show.
One star who was a big part of Emmerdale was actor Tom Lister, who played the role of heartthrob Carl King.
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Carl King was announced as a character on the soap back in 2004 when producers said they were bringing in “four new single hunks.”
Describing his character at the time, itv.com said: "Carl is a bit of a womanizer and a ladies' man. As one of the younger King brothers he's always had to fight for his place in the family.”
Tom’s last appearance as Carl was on 18 October 2012, and he was killed off after being hit over the head after a series of big storylines which made him an iconic character on the soap.
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So, what has Tom been up to since? Let’s take a look…
Where is Tom Lister now?
Tom, 42, who hails from Ingleton, continued with acting after leaving the Yorkshire Dales.
The actor has previously appeared in the likes of Heartbeat, Doctors and The Bill, and after Emmerdale he turned his attention to pantomime.
Tom appeared as Captain Hook in the Sunderland Empire pantomime Peter Pan and he made his musical theatre debut in the world premiere of The Water Babies at the Curve in Leicester in 2014.
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That same year, he toured the UK as Wild Bill Hickok in the musical Calamity Jane.
After appearing on Emmerdale, Tom starred in a special episode of All Star Family Fortunes, playing against Coronation Street's Webster family ad winning.
He played along with his Emmerdale co-stars Lucy Pargeter, Nick Miles, Kelsey-Beth Crossley and Nicola Wheeler as the King family.
Most recently, Tom discussed his role in 42nd Street in London's West End, which he described as a "dream come true."
"I’ve always wanted to perform in the West End and here I am in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, the most famous theatre in the UK! It’s the biggest gig of my life," he told What's On TV.
Tom boasts a whopping 119,000 followers over on Twitter, where he can regularly be found posting.
He has his very own podcast which features on YouTube named ‘Steve & Tom’s Lock In’ where he discusses various topics with famous faces, including Sally Ann Matthews and Lucy Fallon.
The star also evidently enjoys sharing his thoughts on sport, and can often be found tweeting about football.
Tom also boasts 10,000 followers on Instagram on which he shares snippets into his life.
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Last year, he posed with his adorable pooch Lola on International Dog Day, and in a more recent snap he enjoyed a dip in the sea in February after being summoned by a friend.
“When your friend calls you to come for a February sea swim!!” he penned, while posing topless in a wet suit.
Tom married Jennifer Humpage in 2004 and the pair share two children together.
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