Emmerdale Mandy Dingle star Lisa Riley reunites with former co-star 13 years after exit

Emmerdale's Lisa Riley
Emmerdale star Lisa Riley reunites with former co-star 13 years after exit -Credit:Instagram/lisajaneriley

Emmerdale's Lisa Riley has sparked rumours that her former co-star is returning to the soap as the pair reunited.

The actress, who is well known for her role as Mandy Dingle, took to Instagram and shared a sweet photo of her reunion with Emmerdale legend Adele Silva,

The star shared a throwback of them in character as Mandy and Kelly Windsor. Alongside the snap, she wrote: "On the left 27 years ago on @emmerdale on the right TONIGHT gorgeous catch up and dinner @gino.leeds with my life long friend @silvaliningx getting older yet getting more giddy. MANDY & KELLY".

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Silva initially played Kelly Windsor from 1993 to 2000, before returning for a two-year period in 2005 and a three-month stint in 2011.

Viewers went straight to the comment section and flooded the pair with sweet support as they called for Kelly to make a return to the Dales.

@Voyager5000 commented: “Adele should return to Emmerdale.” @erinbreen28 said: “Love this!! We have Mandy back now all we need is Kelly would be brilliant.”

@laura_kimber01 wrote: “Ahhh I love this. So lovely to hear you’re still in contact with each other.”

@_ivanahorvat commented: “I love this! Love to you both.” While @sebastian.wright.564 added: “How Time Flies!”

Back in 2022, Adele discussed the possibility of returning to Emmerdale and insisted that she would "definitely go back" if she was asked.

She added: "Obviously Kelly's son is there and she's not seen him for years. Then there's little April. You can imagine Marlon's face if her auntie Kelly turned up. He'd be horrified.

"Mandy was Kelly's best friend – I love that Lisa's back as Mandy. We're still really close. We try to catch up as much as we can."

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