Wed. Oct 27th, 2021


Emmerdale star Elizabeth Estensen has announced that she is to retire from the soap after 22 years of playing matriarch Diane Sugden.

The 72 year old has already filmed her final scenes, and her character is set to bow out in the coming weeks.

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Time to go: Elizabeth Estensen has called time on her role as Emmerdale’s Diane Sugden. (Image credit: ITV)

She says, “For the past 22 years, I have loved playing Diane Sugden – she’s kind, reliable and fiercely loyal. However, I now feel the time has come to say goodbye. 

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