Emmerdale Star Samantha Giles Announces Departure After 25 Years

After an impressive 25-year run on Emmerdale, actress Samantha Giles, best known for her role as Bernice Blackstock, is bidding farewell to the soap.

She confirmed her exit from the Yorkshire Dales in upcoming episodes of the ITV serial drama.

New Role on the Horizon for Samantha Giles

Samantha Giles, the 52-year-old soap legend, is not saying goodbye to acting just yet. She is set to make her debut as the Wicked Stepmother in an upcoming production of Cinderella.

Her new role kicks off in just a few weeks.

The Final Farewell

Samantha Giles revealed her departure during an appearance on This Morning. Her last episode on Emmerdale is set to air on the 14th of November.

This marks the fourth time she’s chosen to leave the show since she first took on the role of Bernice in 1998.

A Possible Return?

A source commented on Samantha’s frequent departures from Emmerdale, stating that her character’s return has become somewhat of a running joke.

While her future on the show is uncertain, for now, she will be leaving later this year.

New Ventures Outside of Soap Acting

Apart from her acting career, Samantha Giles has a unique side hustle. She operates an online shop on her website, offering a range of charms and spells. As a follower of Wiccan, a modern pagan religion, she shares her spiritual interests with fans through her products.

Charms, Spells, and More

In her online shop, Samantha provides a variety of charms and spells, each packaged with instructions. These include offerings like the “Change Your Luck” charm priced at £12.99 and the “Love Spell” for £15.50.

There’s even a spell claimed to “help mend a broken heart” available for £12.99.

Stay Tuned for Samantha’s Final Emmerdale Episode

Emmerdale fans can catch Samantha Giles’ final episode on ITV1 and ITVX, airing at 7.30pm on the 14th of November.

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