It was only a couple of months ago that Reece Dinsdale was in front of the camera as troubled gambling addict Paul Ashdale.
Paul met a brutal end, being killed in a barn explosion back in March.
But he returned to the soap yesterday on the other side of the camera, as a director.
He was actually a director on the soap before landing the role!
He told fans on Twitter: “It only struck me today what an achievement it is to have played a leading role in a drama over the last year and to now be directing on the same show.
“That’s not me blowing my own trumpet… I’m just genuinely taken aback/thankful for what has transpired.
Reece tweeted his admiration for his colleagues yesterday: “Today I got to work with some unbelievably committed actors & crew. #Emmerdale.
“So easy to dismiss the genre & those who work in it.
“Until you’ve stood in their shoes & delivered, then you really shouldn’t pass judgement.
“Deliver under those conditions & you can do it anywhere!”