Bernice Blackstock (Samantha Giles) has been struggling with the symptoms of the menopause in Emmerdale, including fits of unexplained rage – and things are about to get worst for her when she is booted out of the salon by Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley).
Show boss Jane Hudson spoke about the topical storyline, recently explaining to Metro.co.uk that, ‘we like to do stories that resonate with a lot of our viewers and not just females, it’s important that men know about menopause as well as women.
‘Sam Giles does it brilliantly as she’s managed to put humour into something that’s really quite hard and sad and difficult.
‘So we really get to enjoy that story while we try and understand what this woman is going through as she faces the menopause, which Bernice does not want to admit to at all, she’d rather have some terrific illness then be told she’s got menopause.’
However, there’s even more to come for Bernice, as Mandy will give her a real reason to be mad in upcoming scenes, when she makes her redundant from the salon.
Confiding in Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) about her predicament, Nicola suggests Bernice make an offer to buy the B&B.
Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) and Brenda (Lesley Dunlop) made the decision to stop running the B&B and go travelling for their retirement over the Christmas period.
Since the announcement, Bernice has tried to convince them that she would be the perfect manager in their absence.
Will Bernice act on Nicola’s idea and go one step further and buy the B&B?
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