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Matthew Wolfenden Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family

Matthew Wolfenden Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8½ in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth May 5, 1980
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Blue

Matthew Wolfenden is an English actor, writer, television personality, and dancer who is best known for having been cast as David Metcalfe in the television soap opera Emmerdale. Over the course of his career, he has also been a part of many other projects which include the likes of Hollyoaks: Let LooseThe CourtroomSteph’s Packed LunchLoose Women, This MorningCelebrity Supermarket Sweep, 5 Gold RingsCelebrity Juice, How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip SchofieldCelebrity Chase, CelebAbilityGood Evening Britain, Countdown, Saturday Mash-UpThe Real Full Monty, Good Morning BritainBig Star’s Little StarSam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-UpThe Nation’s Favourite Disney Song, Keep It in the FamilyAll Star Family FortunesSunday Side Up, Tricked, Tipping Point: Lucky StarsXposé, All Star Mr & MrsDancing on IceDaybreakThe Alan Titchmarsh Show, and Soapstar Superstar.

Born Name

Matthew Ian Wolfenden

Nick Name

Matthew

Matthew Wolfenden as seen in an Instagram post in September 2020
Matthew Wolfenden as seen in an Instagram post in September 2020 (Matthew Wolfenden / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Norwood Green, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Matthew Wolfenden studied at Brighouse High School, an academy school located in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England.

Occupation

Actor, Writer, Television Personality, Dancer

Family

  • Father – Ian Wolfenden
  • Mother – Janet (née Naylor) Wolfenden
  • Siblings – David Wolfenden (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Hanson Wolfenden (Paternal Grandfather), Margaret (née Kelly) Wolfenden (Paternal Grandmother), Harold Wolfenden (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Dorothy (née Bunce) Wolfenden (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Helen Webb (Ex Mother-In-Law), Daniel ‘Danny’ Webb (Ex Brother-In-Law), Lucy Webb (Ex Sister-In-Law)

Build

Athletic

Matthew Wolfenden as seen while posing for a picture with his son in July 2023
Matthew Wolfenden as seen while posing for a picture with his son in July 2023 (Matthew Wolfenden / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matthew Wolfenden has dated –

  1. Charley Webb (2007-2013, 2014-2023) – He started going out with actor Charley Webb in November 2007. They have both co-starred in the television soap opera Emmerdale. He eventually proposed to her on Christmas Day in 2009. However, the duo decided to part ways in August 2013. They reconciled after a few months in April 2014 and later tied the knot in February 2018 at a ceremony held in Ripley Castle, Yorkshire. Together, they have been blessed with 3 sons, namely, Buster Lawrence Wolfenden (b. April 2010), Bowie Grey Wolfenden (b. December 2015), and Ace Gene Wolfenden (b. July 2019). It was revealed in November 2023 that the couple had called it quits after 5 years of marriage.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Matthew Wolfenden as seen while posing for a picture with Roxy Shahidi in July 2023
Matthew Wolfenden as seen while posing for a picture with Roxy Shahidi in July 2023 (Matthew Wolfenden / Instagram)

Matthew Wolfenden Facts

  1. He is a former gymnast who was a member of the British gymnastics squad until the age of 16. However, he was prevented from pursuing gymnastics further after he broke his back while practicing on the rings. So, he subsequently started to pursue a career in acting.
  2. Matthew Wolfenden was cast as Timmy Payne in an episode titled One Hit Wonder of the television drama show The Courtroom in July 2004.
  3. He brought to life the character of Jason in an episode of the comedy-drama show Hollyoaks: Let Loose in October 2005. The show serves as a spin-off of the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks.
  4. From 2006 to 2023, Matthew Wolfenden played the role of David Metcalfe (son of Eric Pollard) in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
  5. Partnering with Russian ice dancer Nina Ulanova, he participated in the 7th season of the television series Dancing on Ice in 2012. He concluded his journey as a finalist for the season, competing against Hollyoaks actor Jorgie Porter and The X Factor contestant Chico Slimani. Matthew and Nina emerged as the winners of the season.

Featured Image by Matthew Wolfenden / Instagram

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