When and why is Samantha Giles leaving as Bernice in Emmerdale?

Bernice to see you, to see you Bernice (Picture: ITV)

This Emmerdale farm girl is off to pastures new, as Bernice is set to leave the soap.

Emmerdale is losing one of its fan-favourites after Samantha Giles announced her departure.

Read on to find out why shes leaving, and what she had to say about leaving behind Bernice.

Why is Bernice leaving Emmerdale?

After 7 years on the soap, Samantha is ready for a new adventure.

Posting to her Twitter, Samantha wrote: After 7 fabulous years I am shortly to be hanging up Bernices aprons and leaving the dales to pursue other creative projects.

I will miss all the friends Ive made on the show, but Im very excited to be moving on to pastures new.

After 7 fabulous years I am shortly to be hanging up Bernices aprons and leaving the dales to pursue other creative projects. I will miss all the friends Ive made on the show, but Im very excited to be moving on to pastures new.

— Samantha Giles (@sammeegiles) September 20, 2019

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When is Bernice leaving Emmerdale?

More details about when or how Bernice will be leaving the show arent yet known.

But some fans will no doubt be hoping the door will be left open for a return – after all this isnt Samanthas stint playing Bernice Blackstock.

The character first joined the Dales back in 1998, leaving in 2002.

She returned to the role in 2012 and has been delighting soap fans since, being involved in big storylines including the recent charity event that saw the Sharma sweet factory erupt into flames, killing Frank Clayton.

Bernice and Liam in Emmerdale
Its been a Wild (West) 7 years for Bernice (Picture: ITV)

What else has Samantha Giles been in?

Samantha played the role of Sally BRead More – Source