Emmerdale’s Marlon Dingle star bids emotional farewell to co-star as she leaves soap

Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle star Mark Charnock bid an emotional farewell to his co-star on Monday night as she left the ITV soap.

Only recently, Marlon had a life-threatening stroke in heartbreaking episodes with the ITV soap working closely with the charity, Stroke Association, to give a "realistic and authentic depiction" of his journey.

Marlon has been spending time in hospital as he recovers and Monday's episode saw him return home as Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) and April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan) celebrated his milestone.

However, during the scenes, Marlon bid an emotional farewell to his nurse at hospital, Gail Hancock, played by Elizabeth Boag, who had been looking after him.

Taking to Twitter after the episode aired, Gail star Elizabeth revealed that it was the end of her journey on the ITV soap and that she had "loved every minute".

Posting a picture of herself in character, Elizabeth penned: "Bye Gail! Thank you @markcharnock , @ZoeHenry03 , all the cast, crew and casting team @emmerdale . Loved every minute," with a kiss emoji.

To which Mark sweetly replied with: "You were wonderful in the part, Liz! Just superb. Xx."

Viewers were also left upset over nurse Gail no longer appearing in the ITV soap as they took to Twitter to bid farewell.

One person said: "Goodbye Gail you smashed all your scenes #Emmerdale."

A different account put: "Great actress, lovely smile and most importantly you made the character believable you have a good future ahead of you.. looking forwards to see what you do next xx."

Another follower wrote: "You were brilliant! I really was hoping you might be Marlon's home carer to help out Rhona and the rest of the family! Blessings and love to you everafter, Miss Boag! X."


While a different fan added: "You were like a breath of fresh air I'm gutted you are gone …We need you back asap xx."

It comes as next week is a tough one for Marlon and Rhona as the pair come up against yet another hurdle.

Their worlds are turned upside down yet again when Marlon develops a dangerous cough and must go back to hospital.

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Rhona is worried about leaving Marlon alone, but is determined to have a better day at work. Meanwhile, Bear Wolf takes Marlon to visit the allotment where his cough worsens. Liam drives him to the hospital.

Rhona is sick with worry when she finds out he’s developed aspiration pneumonia. The pair are heartbroken when the doctor reveals Marlon’s rehabilitation is likely to regress.

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