Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale actress Samantha Giles is tipped for another outing as Bernice Blackstock.
The actress has been on and off the soap a few times over the years, saying her last departure in 2019 was due to “tiring” storylines and admitting she was happy at the time that the screenwriters killed her off.
The sun reports that Giles has decided to quit the soap opera again and it could go both ways as to whether or not she will return in the future.
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There’s no official confirmation (or denial) of the soap opera yet, but Giles said on loose women earlier this year that she constantly wanted to go and explore other roles: “I never lost this desire to go and do something else. You know, like the stage, I really miss the theater, because that’s how it is. You have your audience there, you have a relationship with your audience.”
Beyond that, Giles has been confirmed to star in a Cinderella Christmas panto at the Alhambra Theater in Bradford later this year, something that Coronation Street And Emmerdale actors are generally not allowed to do so under contract.
It’s a similar situation to co-star Liam Fox, who was also announced for a Christmas panto. His character Dan Spencer is currently embroiled in a storyline that could easily lead to a departure with a potential prison sentence teased in recent episodes after attacking his daughter Amelia’s stalker.
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Speaking about his panto role, Giles said (via Yorkshire Live): “I’m beyond thrilled to play the wicked stepmother in Cinderella at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre. I’m really looking forward to working with Billy Pearce, the absolute king of Panto, and the Alhambra itself is such a beautiful theater that I have wanted to work for a long time.
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