ER heart-throb Noah Wyle is planning a break from the massively successful American TV drama.

The actor, who has been in the multi-EMMY winning programme since 1994, will still feature in the next series of the hospital drama, but will feature less prominently.

Wyle's character DR JOHN CARTER is expected to appear in the first two episodes to be shown in the US this autumn (03), but won't return to the show until December.

Wyle wants to spend more time with his wife TRACY and nine-month-old son Owen.

13/08/2003 17:20