Emmerdale's Samantha Giles to quit?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 June 2016
Samantha Giles

Samantha Giles

Samantha Giles has admitted she will probably leave 'Emmerdale' in the future because she doesn't like to do the same thing for too long

Samantha Giles doesn't think she'll stay on 'Emmerdale'.

The 44-year-old actress - who is known for playing feisty redhead Bernice Blackstock - has admitted it probably won't be long before she turns her back on the long-running soap because she likes to spread her wings regularly.

Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, she said: "I'm really enjoying it at the moment. I don't think I'm the sort of person who can stay in the one role for donkey's years - not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just that I get very itchy feet, so I would like to do other work at some point in the future. But I have a young family, and I don't like to be away from them for long periods of time, so it's a nice balance. I realise I'm very lucky. 'Emmerdale' is a lovely place to be."

However, Samantha is no stranger to trying new things as she also left the show in 2002 - making a brief appearance again in 2004 - before returning permanently in 2012.

She explained: "When I left, I was never cheeky enough to presume they'd ask me back. I didn't leave with the view of returning one day, because I wanted to do other things.

"I had a whole other career by the time they did ask me to come back. To me, my two stints playing Bernice feel like two separate jobs."

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