Michelle Hardwick has marked a special Emmerdale anniversary by sharing a throwback photo with her fans.
The actress, 43, has played Dales vet Vanessa Woodfield since 2012 – and was celebrating seven years on the ITV soap.
Alongside a photo of her character then and now, she wrote: “Seven years ago tonight, Vanessa Woodfield arrived in the Dales. How time flies @Emmerdale.”
Fans, friends and family were quick to comment on the memorable day, with former co-star Mark Jordon – aka Daz Spencer – commenting: “And how she made her mark.”
Seven years ago tonight, Vanessa Woodfield arrived in the Dales.
One fan replied: “What a journey it’s been for everyone’s favourite local vet. Such an important character who is loved by so many! She has been a part of some very meaningful storylines and made us laugh more times than I can count. Here are many more adventures for Vanessa!”
Another said: “What a cracking seven years it’s been! Excellent character – fabulous performance! You should be proud.”
— Michelle Hardwick (@ChelleHardwick) December 10, 2019
Before joining the ITV soap, Michelle was best known as hospital receptionist Lizzie Hopkirk in the ITV drama series The Royal.
In 2012, she had a minor role in Hollyoaks as D.I. Parker, who arrested Mitzeee, played by Rachel Shenton.
In October 2012, it was announced that she’d landed a role in Emmerdale as Rhona’s wild friend from college.
In real life Michelle is married to Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks.
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