Emmerdale’s Mandy Dingle Back For Good!

After a guest stint earlier this year, Lisa Riley is bringing Mandy Dingle back to Emmerdale for good this autumn.

Emmerdale News: Lisa Riley to return for good as Mandy Dingle
Mandy Dingle makes a permanent return to Emmerdale this autumn

Emmerdale producers have revealed that Lisa Riley is set to reprise her role of Mandy Dingle for good this autumn after a guest appearance earlier this year.

Series producer Jane Hudson revealed: “We’ve got Lisa Riley returning – Mandy and Vinny are back with scams and all sorts going on and we’re very excited about that. It’s going to be very fun and colourful as she makes herself at home.”

Mandy Dingle returns to Emmerdale with son Vinny
Mandy Dingle returns to Emmerdale with son Vinny

Lisa will make her next comeback as Mandy “in September time”, with her son Vinny (Bradley Johnson) in tow.

She returned for a guest stint as Mandy Dingle after a 17-year absence earlier in 2019, with rumours rife that the appearance was testing the waters for a longer stay.

Jane Hudson added that her team are specifically working on “storylines” for Mandy and Vinny right now, ahead of the actors returning to filming.

Lisa Riley joined the ITV soap way back in 1995 and was a regular until 2001, when Mandy left Emmerdale as her marriage to village vet Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) fell apart.

When she returned earlier this year it was to tell Paddy that his biological father was in fact wrestler Bear Wolf, played by Joshua Richards – and not that her son Vinny was his, even though the similarities between the two were hilarious.

As the announcement was made, Lisa Riley took to Twitter to share her excitement, saying:  YES YES YES I am seriously overjoyed to FINALLY confirm to you all, I will be returning to @ITV @Emmerdale it’s 100% THE TRUTH!!! Back on your screens mid September, Mandy’s back with her son Vinny, she’s going to make you laugh, and I’m 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 your endless support and gorgeousness regarding my return, you’re not going to be let down. EXCITING TIMES AHEAD. 

What will the return of Mandy and Vinny mean for Paddy and Chas now that they have a baby boy on the way?


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