Over the years, Bernice Blackstock of Emmerdale became a fan favorite. After 25 years of gracing our screens, Samantha Giles has finally decided to leave the show. The actress herself confirmed her departure. Since her debut, Samantha has exited the show four times.
While Samantha’s exit will surely leave a deep void, fans just hope for a satisfying ending to her character. As Bernice waves her goodbye, there is no doubt that she is leaving endless moments and scenes to cherish and capture in our hearts.
Emmerdale Star Samantha Giles Quits After 25 Years
Samantha has officially announced her exit from Emmerdale. Samantha has been a part of the show for the last 25 years. This will be her fourth exit from the show since her debut in 1998. Even though the details regarding her exit storyline are not disclosed yet, we have the date that she’ll be leaving.
On “This Morning” today with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, she discussed her exit date and upcoming plans. The Emmerdale star said, “I haven’t been able to kind of confirm it, really, until now. But yes, I am going.” She added, “I think my last on screen is 14th November, the final episode.”
While confirming her exit, Samantha was very unsure about her comeback on the soap. She asserted that she would be leaving the soap to head towards a different career. Her exploring other opportunities hints at an exciting new chapter in her life.
When it comes to Samantha’s character, Bernice Blackstock, she’s currently taken easy on the show. She is involved in a shocking revelation of Nicky’s sexuality,i.e., he is gay. He has called off his wedding with Bernice’s daughter, Gabby. Samantha’s Emmerdale character is known to address issues like menopause, highlighting the importance of opening up about such topics.
As she says, “It’s essential to be open about these experiences because it might help someone else going through a similar situation.” Samantha emphasized that the character of Bernice is centered around fun, but the challenges faced by Bernice are relatable to all women, regardless of their personality.
What Are Samantha’s Upcoming Projects?
Samantha’s departure was no shock to her Emmerdale fans. They have been anticipating it since Samantha expressed her wish to explore earlier this year. Samantha’s exit matches with Samantha playing panto in a production of Cinderella at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre.
She recently made a joke about her new role by covering the faces of her co-stars on the Cinderella poster. Samantha was seen in black from head to toe, with a theatrical hat, a black feather, black gloves, and a black coat, exactly as you would expect a panto villain to be.
Concluding the chat, Samantha shared what she enjoys beyond the soap. She said that she loves yoga and travel. The Emmerdale star expressed, “I like exercise, and I do yoga at home. As a family, we like to go out for walks, but my eldest isn’t so keen now. We do love to travel, but I imagine this will be the last year my eldest will come on holiday. We might plump for somewhere like France.”
All in all, we can say that We will surely miss Samantha’s presence. Her versatile character left an incredible mark. We wish Samantha a great career and exciting opportunities ahead. And for more Emmerdale and its stars’ updates, stay tuned to TV Season and Spoilers!
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