Lisa Riley wants to film Emmerdale episode in Ireland

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Lisa Riley wants to film an Emmerdale episode Ireland credit:Bang Showbiz
Lisa Riley wants to film an Emmerdale episode Ireland credit:Bang Showbiz

Lisa Riley wants to film an 'Emmerdale' episode in Ireland.

The 45-year-old actress - who plays Mandy Dingle in the show - recently went to the Emerald Isle during a break from filming, and it gave her an idea for the soap to shoot some scenes there.

She said: "I'd love to film some episodes in Ireland.

"The show has done it before - Paddy and Marlon went on location to Belfast when Paddy's dad Bear was introduced."

Mandy's ex Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) and her cousin Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) took a trip to Northern Ireland to find out if wrestler Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards) was Paddy's real dad in 2019, and the pair headed to Belfast in real life to shoot some scenes.

Lisa thinks Mandy - who she has played since 1995 - would relish drinking in Ireland.

She added to Inside Soap magazine: "The Dingles have relatives in Ireland, I'm sure Mandy has a cousin in Galway. Then there's the drinking - Mandy would love that!"

But Dales fans shouldn't expect to see Lisa in Australia on TV anytime soon as last year the star admitted she wouldn't be able to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' - which has been filmed in Wales in the past two years - because she would be "so bored".

She said: "I love playing Mandy so much, that’s why I keep turning down other good roles.

"They offer me 'I’m A Celebrity' every year and every year I say ‘no’. It’s not because of all the creepy crawlies or the challenges, I actually wouldn’t mind those.

"I would just be so bored in there. I have so much energy from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep.

"Being sat in camp all day would send me crazy. I would need to be stimulated all the time."

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