Sian Reeves hated for Sally

'Emmerdale' actress Sian Reeves often faces abuse and hostility from soap fans who mistake her for her marriage-wrecker character Sally Spode on the ITV1 soap

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Sian Reeves

Sian Reeves

Sian Reeves thinks she's hated by 'Emmerdale' fans.

The actress - who portrays marriage-wrecker Sally Spode in the ITV1 soap - regularly faces abuse and hostility from members of the public who confuse her with her bitchy alter-ego.

She said: "When it first happened, I thought it was being done in a tongue-in-cheek way but then I realised there was some real hatred in people's eyes.

"I've even had it from members of staff on trains, including one stewardess who came storming up to me, looked me in the eye and said, 'My husband absolutely hates you.' "

The 44-year-old actress believes the levels of abuse have escalated greatly since she started on the show, as her bitchy alter-ego's screen antics worsen.

Sian has even had stranger's walk up to her in the street pretending to stab her.

She added: "I've had people coming up to me and pretending to stab me with a pair of scissors and some of the abuse has actually been quite personal."

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