Bernice Blackstock hasn’t been gone from Emmerdale village for more than five minutes but another woman is already moving in on Dr Liam.
The good doctor has been left broken hearted by his intended leaving to care for her ex after his life-threatening injuries in Australia.
She decided against marrying Liam and living happily ever after in the village after seeing how upset her daughter Dee Dee was about him being alone Down Under.
And her exit has given the village’s resident man-eater Leyla Harding a new snack to chew on.
She’s going to audition for the village Christmas play and become obsessed with playing the main role against Liam so she can rehearse their kissing scene.
What is she up to and could Leyla’s bold move bring Bernice back to the village?
“I’ve said so many times ‘I wouldn’t do this, I wouldn’t do that’ and you end up doing them, so never say never,” she told This Morning this week.
“But for now, the door’s closed.”
Samantha has played Bernice on and off for 21 years.
Her most recent run of seven years was the longest, and she told the presenters why it was time for a change.
“I just felt it was the right time, I’d been thinking about it for a couple of years and like a lot of actors I’ve got itchy feet.
“I need a change, I want to play something a bit more gritty, I want to do some other stuff, there’s so many things out there…”
Sounds like Bernice could be back for her man sooner rather than later…
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