Lisa Riley to make colourful Emmerdale return as Mandy Dingle this autumn

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Lisa Riley attends the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

We last saw Emmerdale icon, Mandy Dingle, in January when she returned to the village with her teenage son Vinny in tow.

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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!!!”

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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.

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YES YES YES!!! 😊😊😊I am seriously overjoyed to FINALLY confirm to you all, I will be returning to @itv @emmerdale its 100% THE TRUTH!!! Back on your screens mid September, Mandys back with her son Vinny, she is going to make you laugh, and Im very sure the writers will be adding some “Mandy Mischief” along the way for good measure. The biggest excitement for me personally is being back with all my old friends, who I love like REAL FAMILY….💛💛💛I want to REALLY thank you ALL for you endless support and gorgeousness regarding my return, Im very you are not going to be let down. EXCITING TIMES AHEAD😘Read More – Source

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