Sammy Winward sparks reality TV bidding war
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 December 2014
Sammy Winward has sparked a reality TV bidding war after announcing her departure from 'Emmerdale' last week and claiming she'll only appear on one of the popular shows
'Emmerdale' actress Sammy Winward has sparked a reality TV bidding war.
The blonde beauty announced she is leaving the ITV soap last week and has now been told to name her price following her claim she'll pick just one offer from 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' and 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
A source shared: "It was only revealed last week and already offers have come flooding in.
"Everyone is desperate to get Sammy but she will do only one of the shows."
The 29-year-old actress has played Katie Addyman in 'Emmerdale' for 13 years and despite being offered an increase on her £120,000-a-year salary by bosses as they begged her to stay, she's decided to leave her character behind.
Katie is set to re-marry former husband Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) in the soap's Christmas extravaganza but with Sammy now leaving the soap, it's been predicted the wedding won't go to plan.
The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She wants to go off and spread her wings and try some theatre work and other telly jobs. She is still only 29 but 'Emmerdale' is virtually everything she has ever known.
"Sammy knows if she doesn't leave now then she might still be in 'Emmerdale' in another 13 years and then she will be virtually part of the furniture.
"She is actually quite a private person and doesn't get a huge amount of exposure away from 'Emmerdale' but after 13 years on telly she is a piece of soap royalty so whoever gets her will expect to pay a high price because she won't come cheaply."