Lisa Riley confirms she will be returning to Emmerdale as Mandy Dingle in July

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Emmerdale - Ep 9306

Wednesday 9th February 2022

Vinny Dingle [BRADLEY JOHNSON] and Liv Flaherty [ISOBEL STEELE] try to heal Mandy DingleÕs [LISA RILEY] hurt by inviting her to be their guest of honour at the wedding reception. Will she accept? 

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Lisa Riley as Mandy Dingle in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Lisa Riley has confirmed she will be returning to Emmerdale after some time away.

The soap star initially took a break from the show after her grandmother died earlier this year.

But this week Riley updated fans on when they can see Mandy Dingle back on screen.

The actor wrote on Instagram: "Just finished filming a lovely day in studio at @emmerdale, now on my way in the car down south to film something else for the day… should be a REALLY good giggle, I'm looking forward for it."

Read more: Emmerdale's Lisa Riley postpones wedding following her mother's death

When one fan asked when Mandy would be returning to the Yorkshire-set soap to which she replied: "Middle of July."

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Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Vinny Dingle [BRADLEY JOHNSON] and Liv Flaherty [ISOBEL STEELE] wonder how to get out of a hole they’ve dug when Chas Dingle [LUCY PARGETER] and Mandy Dingle [LISA RILEY] arrive having heard the backend of their conversation. Chas concludes that Liv is back on the booze causing her and Mandy to exchange words.  

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Lisa Riley as Mandy Dingle in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Riley had previously said that she no longer wanted to get married after her mother died in 2012. She has been engaged to her partner Al since 2018.

She said in February of a potential wedding: "There would be an empty seat and I wonder how I would cope," and that it would be too "painful" to set a date.

Despite the hesitancy to walk down the aisle, Riley revealed that life is already "great" with her fiancé: "I already call him my husband and he calls me his wife. We just haven't gone down the aisle and got the ring and the paperwork."

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Tuesday 8th February 2022

When Vinny Dingle [BRADLEY JOHNSON] arrives, a devastated Mandy Dingle [LISA RILEY] presents him with the certificate and asks for an explanation. VinnyÕs guilt-ridden when Mandy explains that she sees his secret wedding as a betrayal of their relationship. 

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Lisa Riley as Mandy Dingle in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Following the death of her grandmother Riley paid tribute on social media, writing: "Today, we know, will be the toughest day, we lean on each other, you are now at peace, yet we are all craving your energy around the house. God has gained another Angel. May you light up heaven with your warmth and your infectious smile. I will be trying to be strong for the both of us."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.

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