Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale fan favourite Faith Dingle’s cancer storyline is going to take a turn in upcoming scenes as she learns that it has spread throughout her body, and she refuses to go through further chemotherapy.
The storyline indeed serves as an exit storyline for actress Sally Dexter, who reflected on the end of her time on the soap in an interview with TV Times magazine.
“Some of the script reflects how I feel – she’s hurtling towards her end and I’m hurtling towards the end of my time in Emmerdale,” she said.
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“Even though I think it’s the right thing, it’s quite devastating because I’m going to leave behind people I really care about, like Jeff [Hordley], Lucy [Pargeter] and Natalie [J Robb]. It’s extraordinary to be working with them. I don’t just mean their acting abilities, but them as human beings.
“I think [the exit storyline] is excellent. I haven’t read the scripts for her death, but I’m hoping it’s as positive as it can be. This isn’t just a story about a cancer; it’s a wider story about family.
“That great thing about death is the thing that happens before it, that thing called life, and all the love that goes with it. I’d love it if everyone watching had a little bottle of gin, to toast her!”
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Speaking of the things that happen before her final farewell, Sally teased that Faith has “a few madcap” schemes in store, but great-granddaughter Sarah will also help her learn that she can take pleasure in the smaller things in life.
“That’s a big learning curve for Faith. She looks at her world in a more appreciative way, and there’s one very special moment between her and Cain.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.
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