Sally Dexter confirms Emmerdale departure

Sally Dexter confirms Emmerdale departure

Sally Dexter has confirmed she is departing ‘Emmerdale’ – and has already set her sights on landing a part in ‘Line of Duty’.
The 59-year-old actress is "taking a bit of a break" from the ITV soap to pursue other projects, and her character Faith Dingle will depart the show in an "explosive" upcoming plot in which she will find out about her son Cain Dingle’s (Jeff Hordley) wife Moira Dingle’s (Natalie J. Robb) affair with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter).
Speaking at the Inside Soap Awards at Sway Bar in central London on Monday night (07.10.19), Sally exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I’m taking a bit of a break from ‘Emmerdale’, because of the explosive storyline that’s happening between Cain and Moira, and of course Faith and Nate."
But Sally isn’t sure how long she will be away from the Dales for.
When asked if she wanted to take a break, she said: "Yes, I just want to see what’s around.
"I love ‘Emmerdale’ and the team, I love my Dingle family very much.
"I don’t know how long the break is for at the moment."
And she would love to land a role in some gritty dramas, such as BBC One show ‘Line of Duty’, which creator and writer Jed Mercurio has said could return next year.
She said: "’Line of Duty’ would be great. Stuff like that I would love to do. That would be absolutely fabulous.
"Filming of all sorts I really, really love."
But in the meantime, Sally is concentrating on her upcoming new role as Fan Marley, the late Ebeneezer Scrooge’s sister, in a production of ‘Christmas Carol’
She added: "My mind is so obsessed with ‘Christmas Carol’ right now, it’s very difficult to think of anything else."