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Entertainment Emmerdale star thinks Bernice Blackstock should have been killed off

16:51  30 june  2020
16:51  30 june  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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© Getty Getty Emmerdale star Samantha Giles has explained her exit from the soap, after Bernice Blackstock 's final scenes The star has been a regular on the show for the past seven years since returning in 2012, and speaking on Giles added that she was happy that Bernice wasn't killed off .

Emmerdale ’s Bernice Blackstock has officially hung up her apron and polka dotted scarf after a whopping 20 years on and off the Yorkshire Dales. Viewers were left in tears when actress Samantha Giles bid a final farewell to the ITV soap back in November, after seven years of playing Bernice as

Former Emmerdale star Samantha Giles has suggested that Bernice Blackstock should have been killed off.

Back in November, Bernice Blackstock said goodbye so that she could help care for her ex-husband Charlie in Australia.

Samantha Giles smiling for the camera: EMBARGO 07.00 19/11/2019 Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale © ITV EMBARGO 07.00 19/11/2019 Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale

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Speaking to Inside Soap, Samantha said that she felt Bernice could have had a stronger exit storyline and that having her die might have achieved that.

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Emmerdale 's Rodney had a stroke brought on by the stress of an argument with his daughters Nicola King and Bernice Blackstock (Nicola Wheeler and Samantha Giles). The Emmerdale veteran was livid when he discovered what they had done and began to pack his bag and follow his love to Asia.

"If she had been killed, perhaps I'd have got a better exit story as it was a little disappointing," she explained.

"I had quite a lot of people on Twitter saying that they felt a bit cheated by the way Bernice left, but it's done now. You can't please everyone!"

Samantha Giles smiling for the camera: Samantha Giles as Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale © ITV Samantha Giles as Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale

At the time her exit was aired, Samantha said that she appreciated the writers wanted to keep the door open for a potential return in the future.

"I said [to the producers] I don't mind what they did, because I think if you say that you're going, you can't then say, 'Oh, don't kill me, though'," she said. "So I wouldn't have minded if they had [killed me off].

"But they wanted to leave it open. So that's really nice that she's not dead."

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© ITV Emmerdale cast member Samantha Giles has announced that she is leaving her role as Bernice Blackstock . "I think it could work really well doing some serious storylines, with the ‘comedy characters’ having something difficult to deal with because it proves that things could happen

Emmerdale spoilers: Bernice Blackstock shock affair to tear apart the village? Emmerdale spoilers: Bernice and Liam will be brought together in the salon (Image: ITV). He came onto the scene having already killed his mother and grandfather, and then proceeded to set up a plan to kill

Earlier this year, Samantha admitted that she "wouldn't have minded" if Bernice had exited in a body bag.

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