ITV Emmerdale star Rosie Bentham confirms future on soap after 'exit concerns'

Rosie Bentham plays Gabby Thomas in Emmerdale
Rosie Bentham plays Gabby Thomas in Emmerdale -Credit:ITV

Emmerdale star Rosie Bentham has confirmed she will be returning to the soap after 'exit concerns' from fans. The 22-year-old actress revealed she has signed a contract for another year on the ITV soap.

Rosie, who plays Gabby Thomas, recently sparked concerns among fans about her future on the soap during a girls' trip to Barcelona with co-star Daisy Campbell. Fans were worried she had departed the programme, as one asked: "Where are you? Miss you in the dales."

Daisy quickly put fans' minds at ease, confirming to The Sun: "I'd love to stay on it for as long as I can. I recently signed for another year and couldn't be happier. I never take it for granted because you never know when they might kill you off. It can happen to anyone."

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She also shared the unusual requests she receives from male fans - who want a video message for their mums on nights out. She told the publication: "A lot of guys my age don't watch Emmerdale, but they'll come up and ask me to do videos for their mums."

She said she was recognised more when heading out with her fellow co-stars. During her time on the show, Rosie has engaged viewers with hard-hitting storylines including becoming a teen mum, caring for her late father Ashley diagnosed with dementia, and most recently being left at the altar by Nicky Miligan as he came out as gay.

Despite Gabby's wild character on screen, Rosie confessed it's quite different from her real persona, often confusing fans: "She's out there and up for anything, whereas I am not like that at all. When people first meet me, they think I'm this 'ready to give everything to everyone' kind of girl.

"But I'm like, 'No, you've got to try a lot harder than that with me, you can't just walk through the door'. If that was Gabby she'd be raring to go and be like, 'Come on then, let's go upstairs', which is obviously a lot of fun to play, but I'm nothing like that. I'm always very well behaved on a night out."