Lisa Riley reveals there are enough Emmerdale episodes to keep the soap onscreen until summer amid coronavirus lockdown – The Sun
The actress – who is best known for playing Mandy Dingle – reassured fans the ITV show won't run out of episodes after production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lisa, 43, spoke to Good Morning Britain's Lorraine Kelly from her home in Yorkshire.
She said: "We're going to have enough episodes to transmit to early summer, which is great. We've so much to offer as Emmerdale always has."
The soap now airs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after filming was suspended to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.
Despite the break, Lisa has still managed to stay in touch with co-stars, including on-screen son Bradley Johnson, Lucy Pargeter and Mark Charnock.
She continued: "I'm really missing everyone. We have this really long corridor at Emmerdale where all our dressing rooms are and sometimes there can be three different units filming there at any one time of characters we don't necessarily normally film with. I'm missing that.
"Brad who obviously plays Vinny my honorary son, who I love with the bottom of my heart, we FaceTime each other – it's connecting. I was messaging Lucy P, who plays Chas this morning."
Lisa added: "It's just being there for each other because we see each other every day.
"I see Brad more than I see my other half of a day. They're my family."
She said: "We just want to get back to our fold really, our little farm."
Lisa returned to Emmerdale in 2019 after 18 years.
The Dingle first arrived in the Dales back in 1995 but was last a regular character way back in 2001.
Earlier this month, the Sun Online exclusively revealed soap cast members will still be paid for three months despite episodes being axed.
A Coronation Street spokeswoman told The Sun Online exclusively: “Coronation Street and Emmerdale have reached an agreement with Equity to provide financial security for regular cast members for the next three months.
"The specific details of this agreement will remain private as this is a contractual matter.”
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