Actress Eileen Derbyshire, who plays Emily, is set to take a break from Coronation Street. I do hope she will return, but who knows?
With thanks to Corrie.net and Corriepedia, let's have a look at some of Emily's biggest storylines over the years.
Emily first appeared in 1961 as Leonard Swindley's assistant in clothing shop Gamma Garments.
She was briefly engaged to Leonard Swindley but jilted him at the last minute, deciding to wait to marry someone she loved, despite her worry that she was destined for spinsterhood.
|Emily tells Leonard Swindley she can't marry him|
|Emily with Miklos Zadic|
|Emily marries Ernest Bishop|
|Emily marries bigamist Arnold Swain|
|Emily with lodger Curly Watts|
|Spider and Emily in the Red Rec protest, 1998|
Emily was almost killed by evil Richard Hillman who was after her money. Twice, he tried to do her in. Twice, she survived!
"I've always wanted to be stormy, passionate and tempestuous. But you can't be. Not when you're born with a tidy mind."
I shall miss her a lot and hope she might return, even briefly to say goodbye, after the actress takes her well-deserved break.
See also: Is Emily's exit a fitting farewell?
See also: Emily Bishop: Born with a tidy mind
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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