(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Back in November last year, it was reported that Coronation Street actress Eileen Derbyshire, aka Emily Bishop was going to take a break from the show.
A show source told The Sun at the time: "Eileen asked for a few months off from filming and she is due to leave early in the New Year."
In addition, Kym Marsh (Michelle McDonald) told OK magazine that Eileen was just on a break and she would definitely be returning to the soap. Writing in her OK! Magazine column, Kym said: “Eileen Derbyshire has taken a 6-month break from the show. I know there’s speculation she won’t return but as far as I know she’s only taking a sabbatical."
Since Emily left the show to travel to Peru to be with her nephew, Spider, she's been mentioned a couple of times. Rita and Norris have chatted about her in The Kabin and Norris has been living on his own ever since Emily left.
But is she coming back... ?
Follow the Bluenose CorrieBlog on Twitter and Facebook