Emmerdale viewers want Mandy Dingle to return for Lisa’s funeral

Mandy returned for a short time earlier this year

Viewers of Emmerdale want to see Mandy Dingle return for the funeral of her aunt, Lisa Dingle.

Mandy, who’s played by Lisa Riley, came back briefly at the beginning of this year with her son Vinny, who looked a lot like her ex-husband Paddy Kirk.

Mandy returned to show Paddy a love letter she had found from his mum to a wrestler named Bear Wolf.

It was later revealed that Bear was Paddy’s biological father and Bear now lives in the village with his son, and Paddy’s girlfriend Chas Dingle, in the Woolpack.

Mandy returned earlier this year with son Vinny (Credit: ITV)

Mandy and Vinny left the village again after a short stay. As the mother and son departed Vinny asked Mandy: “Why did’t you tell them what you really came for?”

Mandy’s response was: “It isn’t the right time,” which seemed to be setting things up for another potential return.

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Viewers seem to think now is the right time for her to comeback again as Lisa passed away last week and they would like to see her at the funeral.

In a Digital Spy forum called “ED – Lisa’s funeral any returns” some viewers stated who they would like to see and Mandy was a name that kept popping up.

Lisa Dingle passed away last week (Credit: ITV)

One user listed a few characters: “Barry Clegg – her first husband, Mandy Dingle, Emily Kirk, Nellie Dingle, Tina Dingle, Delilah Dingle and Eli Dingle.”

Another put: “I doubt there will be any returnees, but I’d like to see Mandy, Tina and Delilah return for Lisa’s funeral.”

A second wrote: “I think the only person on the list that stands a chance of turning up is Mandy.

“Tina hasn’t been mentioned for years. I don’t think they even have a photo of her – there is one of Butch though.”

Although it has not been mentioned whether Lisa Riley will reprise her role as Mandy, she did tweet about Lisa’s death.

The actress wrote: “ABSOLUTELY stunning performance to all the cast in tonight’s @itv @emmerdale they dealt with this difficult emotional episode with such dignity.

“I must single out @edenelenor her performance tonight was OUTSTANDING. I know I speak for millions of viewers. #heartbroken” [sic]

Fans tweeted her back saying how they wanted to see her return as Mandy for Lisa’s funeral.

Before her return earlier this year, Mandy was on Emmerdale from 1995-2000 and then briefly returned in 2001.

During her time in the village, Mandy married cousin Butch Dingle but they split up. She then went on to marry Paddy Kirk, but had an affair with her college lecturer.

Mandy was once married to Paddy (Credit: ITV)

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After confessing the truth to Paddy, she went to live in London.

She then returned the following year to win Paddy back, however, he was happy without her.

Emmerdale airs Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursday at 8pm.

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