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Emmerdale star Lisa Riley 'so happy' as she celebrates six years of sobriety

Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has celebrated six years of sobriety, and is ‘so bloody happy’.

The actress, who plays the equally iconic Mandy Dingle, shared the news on social media, expressing her ‘pride’ at the milestone.

Taking to Twitter, armed with red balloon emoji, the 45-year-old penned: ‘CELEBRATING…CELEBRATE….CELBRATION SIX YEARS SOBER TODAY. Reasons to feel so happy and very proud!

‘I chose a life I wanted to live, never for one single second have I looked back.

‘Here’s to many more, where everything makes sense, and MOSTLY I’m so bloody happy!! #sober.’

Fans were equally delighted for the Dales favourite, sliding into the comments to praise her tweet.

Another posted: ‘Well done x I’m at 8 years x you are a lovely and beautiful lady x.’

‘Congratulations Lisa, over 15 years for me,’ one shared.

Lisa has a lot to celebrate at the moment, as she confirmed that she will be staying on the ITV soap for a while yet, signing a brand new contract.

‘I honestly still pinch myself that I get to play such an amazing character as Mandy,’ she told the Mirror of the news. ‘I can’t put into words how much I love it.

‘I’ve just re-signed my contract and I have no plans to leave.

‘It’s nice to know that I get loads of offers from other dramas, but I am happy to say no at the moment because I am super, super happy.

‘I am really proud to play Mandy. She is starting to get iconic soap status and I love that.’

Mandy Dingle has had that status for a while, to be honest.

Lisa first rocked up on our screens as the feisty but loveable character in 1995 before leaving the Dales six years later.

Thankfully she reprised her role in 2019 and has been on our screens ever since.

Just the way we like it.

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