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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Emily Bishop's leaving storyline revealed

As we found out this week, Eileen Derbyshire, who plays Emily Bishop on Coronation Street, is taking a break from the show.

Eileen will be taking 6 months leave at the beginning of 2016 and this has been confirmed by ITV.

On today's This Morning, soaps queen Sharon Marshall talked about this and confirmed how Emily would be written out of the show.

Emily will leave for deepest, darkest Peru to stay with her nephew Geoffrey (Spider) Nugent.  ITV have confirmed that Eileen Derbyshire plans to return to filming at the end of May next year.

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Tvor said...

I wonder if she's just going to wait out the period until the new producer starts? Seems to be coinciding with that. I do hope she's well. I guess if anyone could be traveling the globe in their 80s, Auntie Em would be the one!

Kristine said...

Wouldn't it be fabulous if this storyline opened the door for Spyder's return to Weatherfield?

Anonymous said...

This will probably get me banned from the blog but I've never shared the adulation for Spider. Tvor, I think you make a great point re: her possibly wanting to just get away for a bit until the new team takes over.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I just don't see Emily travelling around the globe at her age,she rarely travels to the Rovers anymore.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling the actress will not be back. She is 84 after all and deserves to retire. I just hope she is well.

Vicky R said...

Peru seems a bit extreme for someone who doesn't travel overseas much. Might have been a bit more believable if they made it NZ or Australia.

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