Lisa Riley to make colourful Emmerdale return as Mandy Dingle this autumn
We last saw Emmerdale icon, Mandy Dingle, in January when she returned to the village with her teenage son Vinny in tow.
But Mandys visit – which coincided with her cousin Marlons (Mark Charnock) wedding to Jessie (Sandra Marvin) – was all too brief and left viewers wanting more.
In a press conference at the Emmerdale set in Leeds, executive producer Jane Hudson confirmed that much-loved Mandy, played by actress Lisa Riley, is returning imminently!
“Were all very excited about Mandy and Vinny coming back into the village,” said Jane.
“They come back with scams and everything going on. Theres lots in store and its going to be very fun and colourful as she makes herself at home in the Dingle household.”
An excited Lisa wrote on Instagram, “YES YES YES!!! I am seriously overjoyed to FINALLY confirm to you all, I will be returning to Emmerdale. its 100% THE TRUTH!!!”
Her January visit, after a 17-year absence, saw Emmerdale fans wondering if Mandys son Vinny (Bradley Johnson) was her ex-husband Paddy Kirks love-child.
Though Mandy was the messenger who revealed there was a chance that Paddys biological dad was actually wrestler Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards) rather than Paddys late dad who raised him, she clearly had another secret burning inside her.