2005: Born to 15-year-old Debbie Dingle after she hid her pregnancy from everyone
Is given to Emily Kirk who took her away from the village as a baby
Oct 2006: Returns to Emmerdale to live with dad Andy
Jan 2008: Goes to live with the Dingle when dad Andy in imprisoned and step-mum Jo leaves the village
Oct 2009: Debbie gets full custody of mother Sarah
Mar 2010: Moves to Jersey with mum Debbie only to return in November
2011: Diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a rare genetic disease
The only chance of recovery is with a bone marrow transplant
When no matches can be found, Debbie and Andy decide to try for a “saviour sibling”
Oct 2012: Brother Jack is born, Sarah gets her transplant and recovers
Jun 2013: Tells tutor of problems at home and social services looks into her home life
Jan 2016: Leaves Emmerdale with her mum and brother
2017: Returns to Emmerdale after being diagnosed with throat cancer
Katie Hill recently took over the role of Sarah Sugden in 2017. She is the fifth actress to play Sarah, taking over from Sophia Amber Moore, who played the role for nine years.
The role was recast with an older actress due to the nature of upcoming storylines.
Katie’s previous experience had been theatre based having played “Maggie” in “Scrooge the Musical” with Tommy Steel, “Florence” in Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver” and “Little Cosette” in Futurist’s “Les Miserables”.