Bernice has been a part of the Emmerdale cast since 1998, making her one of the longest-running characters in the show. After 22 years of entertaining viewers, she has finally decided to leave the soap. Here, we take a look at her departure, and say goodbye to Bernice.
Bernice’s departure was first announced in March 2020, with actress Samantha Giles confirming that she would be leaving the show. This came as a shock to many fans of the show, who had grown to love Bernice over the years.
The character was written out in a memorable episode which saw Bernice leave the small village of Emmerdale for good. During her final episode, Bernice had a tearful goodbye with her family and friends, before driving away in her car with her dog.
Goodbye to Bernice
The departure of Bernice has certainly left a void in the show. Her character was known for her strong-willed personality and her ability to bounce back from tough times. She was a beloved character to viewers and her presence will be sorely missed.
The actress who played Bernice, Samantha Giles, has said that she will miss the show dearly but feels that it is time to move on. She recently said: “I had an amazing 22 years playing Bernice and I’m so grateful to everyone who has been part of my journey.”
Bernice’s departure from Emmerdale has left fans of the show feeling a little bit empty. While it is sad to see her go, viewers can take comfort in the fact that she will be remembered fondly for many years to come.