Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CORONATION Street Actress

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CORONATION Street Actress

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- CORONATION Street actress Eileen Derbyshire is taking an extended break from the soap - but she will be back in the spring.

Eileen, who has played Corrie's Emily Bishop for 54 years, has asked for a few months time off from filming. But an insider has reassured that Eileen is not leaving the show.

Mild-mannered Emily - Weatherfield's longest-running female character - is due to take her extended leave at the end of January and she will return in the spring.

The source said: "It is not true to say she is leaving the show. She has asked for a few months extended leave and she will be back in the spring."

Emily will wave goodbye to the cobbles for a holiday when she goes travelling in South America with her nephew Spider Nugent.

Emily first arrived on Coronation Street in scenes which aired on January 27 1961. …

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