How long is Mandy Dingle back for as Lisa Riley returns to Emmerdale?

Emmerdale’s welcomed a familiar face back to its ranks as Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) returns to the village.

We saw the character make her comeback in last Friday’s episode of the soap, following her short stint in January this year, where it was revealed she was harbouring a huge secret.

That’s about to come spilling out now that both Mandy and her son Vinnie (Bradley Johnson) are back – but just how long are they staying this time?

Here’s what you need to know…

How long is Mandy Dingle back in Emmerdale?

It’s not been confirmed exactly how long Mandy is back for this time – but we can tell you that show bosses have promised she’s in for a longer stint in the Dales.

Speaking on This Morning Lisa said she was ‘blown away’ by the response when she returned to the show in January this year.

‘I’ve had such a diverse career… creatively I’ve done a lot of the roles I wanted to… so now being back at Emmerdale I feel I am fulfilled,’ she said,

‘As an actor, doing something different every day, I come to work every day and there are new scenes and new actors… and getting to work with the mixture of actors is great, so I feel blessed I am getting it now and long may it last.

‘But I will say Mandy’s leopard print jacket is not going anywhere for the moment.’

What happened last time Mandy was in Emmerdale?

Mandy was only back in the Dales for a few days in January but that was long enough for her to whip up a host of trouble.

During her time there she gatecrashed Marlon’s wedding, roused suspicions that Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) was the father of her son – and dropped a bombshell on Paddy that the man he thought was his father was in fact not.

And now with her big secret being discovered, it looks like Mandy’s at the centre of a whole lot more drama to come.

Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV at 7pm.

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