Is Bernice Blackstock ever going to leave Emmerdale? Asking for a friend.

It’s official – Bernice Blackstock is packing her bags and saying goodbye to Emmerdale after 25 years! Yes, you heard that right. Samantha Giles, who has played the iconic character of Bernice Blackstock since 1998, is leaving the soap once again. You might remember Bernice’s first departure in 2002, followed by her return in 2004. Then she left again, only to make a comeback in 2012, staying for seven years before taking another break in 2019. Her most recent stint on the show began in 2021, but now she’s decided to bid adieu to the Dales. But, will she be back? That’s the million-dollar question!

In an interview with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on This Morning, Samantha Giles discussed her love for witchcraft before addressing the big elephant in the room – her departure from Emmerdale. She revealed that while no official announcement had been made yet, she had made the decision to leave the show and explore new opportunities in her career. And guess what? Her last scenes in the village are set to air in mid-November. The big question is, will she return to the soap after taking a breather?

Now, there’s been a lot of speculation about how Bernice’s storyline will wrap up. Some sleuths are hinting that her exit might involve some dodgy financial dealings. Apparently, Bernice has been up to some shady business and recently stole £20,000 from Nicola. Yikes! Who knew Bernice had it in her to be such a sneaky thief? But all jokes aside, her exit is sure to be filled with drama, just like we’d expect from the beloved character.

As for whether she’s leaving the village for good or just taking a little break, well, let’s just say the jury’s still out on that one. And knowing Bernice, she could make a grand return when we least expect it. We just hope she doesn’t go pulling any more heists on her way out!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate Samantha Giles’ iconic portrayal of Bernice? She’s brought so much life and laughter to the show, and her departure is definitely going to leave a Bernice-sized hole in Emmerdale. But hey, we’re holding out hope that she’ll be back to grace our screens with her wit and charm once again.

So, if you’re a die-hard fan of Emmerdale, be sure to catch the action as it unfolds. You wouldn’t want to miss out on all the drama, now would you? And if you’re already feeling the Bernice-shaped void in your life, don’t worry. You can always relive the glory days by checking out some of her best moments on YouTube. And who knows, maybe Bernice will work her magic and find her way back to the Dales in the future. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for that!

As for Emmerdale, well, it’s business as usual. The show airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays. So, grab your snacks, settle in on the couch, and get ready for some good ol’ drama and suspense!

So, here’s to Bernice Blackstock and the many unforgettable moments she’s brought us over the years. We’ll miss her, but who knows? Maybe this isn’t goodbye forever. Until then, keep those TV screens locked on Emmerdale and brace yourself for whatever drama comes your way! Cheers to the legendary Bernice!

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