Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, 37, has paid tribute to his late friend by marking his birthday with an old snap of them together. The star took to social media to share the touching image of him and his friend, while adding a heartwarming tribute.
Happy Birthday lad. I’d give anything to have you back
The star posted the throwback snap in view of his 371,000 Instagram followers of him and his close friend dressed up.
Sporting a platinum blonde wig, red lipstick and a blue dress, the star had his arms fondly wrapped around his friend’s neck, who was also wearing silver hoops, red lipstick and a matching blue dress.
Kelvin accompanied the picture with the heartbreaking caption that revealed just how close they were: “You’d go along with anything I said and I would you!
“Happy Birthday lad. I’d give anything to have you back,” followed by a broken heart emoji.
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Kelvin Fletcher took to Instagram to post an emotional tribute to his late friend
Kelvin Fletcher posted a throwback picture on his late friend’s birthday in tribute
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His fellow Emmerdale co-stars flocked to the comments to lend their support to their friend.
Danny Miller simply left a row of red heart emojis, as did Adam Thomas.
Rugby player Thomas Burgess wrote: “One of a kind! Gone but never forgotten.”
Earlier this year the kind-hearted star left his dad, Warren Fletcher, in floods of tears as he surprised him with his dream car for his 60th birthday.
Kelvin Fletcher bought his dad a Bentley for his 60th birthday earlier this year
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Kelvin Fletcher posted the tribute to his late friend on his birthday
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The Emmerdale star posted a photo of his dad with tears streaming down his face on his Instagram page, after giving him the £160,000 silver Bentley Continental GT.
He revealed that his dad could not believe the car was his, and even asked “how long” he would be keeping it for.
Warren looked smart in the snap, wearing a beige shirt with blue jeans and a brown belt.
He was comforted by his wife as he became overcome with emotion at the incredibly kind gesture from Kelvin.
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The Strictly Come Dancing champion typed: “They say a picture says a thousand words. Happy 60th Dad. My hero, my friend and my Dad.
“You’re the kindest soul I know and you’ll put anyone before yourself,” he wrote.
The star continued: “We know how much you’ve always dreamed of this car so to see your face yesterday made my heart burst with pride and happiness.
“You deserve it and we are so lucky to have you,” he gushed.
He added: “A special thank you to @baytreecars @maxwellpinchbeck who helped to make this happen. The best service I’ve ever experienced.”
Kelvin also revealed his dad couldn’t believe the generous gift at first and wondered when he’d have to give it back.
“He actually said to us ‘how long have I got it for’ Forever Dad it’s yours!” he penned. (sic)
In a second photo added by Kelvin, he showed off the sleek sports car in all its glory as it gleamed outside of the dealership.
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