'Emmerdale' stars reunite for Isobel Steele's leaving party

Isobel Steele in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)
Isobel Steele in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Emmerdale stars including Danny Miller got together for Isobel Steele's leaving party.

Steele recently departed the long-running soap during its 50th anniversary celebrations that saw a huge storm arrive in the village.

Her character Liv Flaherty died after being crushed by a caravan picked up by the wind.

Read more: 'Emmerdale' fans call Liv storyline 'most heartbreaking soap death'

Steele spent seven years on Emmerdale and had a party to mark her departure with numerous co-stars including Lisa Riley, Katie Hill and Ryan Hawley.

The actor posted pictures of the bash on social media accompanied by the caption: "My leaving meal. It was such a perfect night xxx."

The images showed Steele enjoying a large group meal with her former colleagues.

Steele recently revealed that it was her decision to leave the soap, making the decision over a year ago: "I first told the producers I wanted to leave in September 2021."

She added: "I joined when I was 15. I knew I didn’t want to stay forever and at some point you must make that call. Last September it felt the right time to move on and I wanted to give the producers a year to come up with a great exit for Liv.

"As an actress, you take a risk deciding to go."


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Steele discussed her reaction to finding out how she would depart the soap: "And so, when they phoned me in April to tell me Liv was going to be killed in a storm, I had mixed feelings. I was excited because it meant I got to be in the 50th celebrations with a huge storyline, but equally I knew it meant I would never be coming back."

The 21-year-old won Best Young Actor at the British Soap Awards in 2017 for her portrayal of Flaherty.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV, and streams on the ITV Hub.

Watch below: King Charles celebrates Emmerdale's 50th birthday in a video tribute at the NTA's