When Is Faith Dingle Leaving Emmerdale As Fans Get Anxious About The Impending Day?

ITV Emmerdale's Faith Dingle actress, Sally Sexter
ITV Emmerdale's Faith Dingle actress, Sally Sexter( Source : instagram )

Sally Dexter, who is known for her character Faith Dingle in Emmerdale recently was told that her cancer has returned and is fatal.

Dexter is a British actress on stage and screen who has received the 1987 Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Dalliance. Her other West End stage credits incorporate the musical, Oliver! (1994).

The actress's television credits incorporate the ITV soap operas Night and Day (2001-2003) and Emmerdale (2007-2019, 2021-present). 

Dexter studied at Chiltern Edge School, King James's College which is now called Henley College at Henley-on-Thames, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has appeared on many onscreen including A Touch of Frost, Dalziel, Pascoe, and Family, and even the long-running Night and Day.

When is Faith Dingle Leaving Emmerdale?

Faith Dingle AKA Sally Dexter recently said that her cancer has returned and is very fatal. On October 7, 2019, Dexter announced that she will leave Emmerdale as her final scene aired in the episode broadcast on October 25, 2019. However, in 2021, there was an announcement of reprising the role of Dexter as Faith Dingle.

In February 2017, Dexter started playing the role of Faith Dingle in Emmerdale. She even made an appearance in the comedy Horror movie The Attack of the Adult Babies and in the BBC TV series Poldark.

As a stage actress, Dexter has made appearances in both straight plays and musicals in London's West End. She even has won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in Theatre in 1987 for making performance in the 1986 production of Dalliance.

Her other acclaim includes Nancy in Sam Mendee's 1994 revival of Oliver! at the London Palladium opposite Jonathan Pryce. She even has received an Olivier Award nomination for her highly praised performance in Oliver!

The variety show reviewer even wrote that if this Oliver! has created any star, it should be RSC alumna Sally Dexter, whose blowsy, huge-voiced Nancy is the career-making performance this actress has long deserted. She has also made an appearance in A Touch of Frost from 1994 until 2003.

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Where Is Faith Dingle Going?

On June 16, 2022, Faith announced her cancer had returned to her family. The previous month, her daughter-in-law, Moira went to a hospital with Faith where her consultant confirmed to Faith that her cancer is back. 

Faith Dingle was supported by her daughter-in-law, Moira as the news was delivered
Faith Dingle was supported by her daughter-in-law, Moira as the news was delivered( Source : co )

Unfortunately, Faith's cancer is incurable and it's going to shorten her life. However, it can be treatable with chemotherapy. 

Dexter's other roles incorporate Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical opposite Leon Cooke for 12 months, leaving the show to standing ovations, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth opposite Rufus Sewell.

The actress has spent many years playing roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Royal National Theatre, London. She has played a role in Bad Girls-the Musical at the Garrick Theatre, London in 2007, and can be heard on its original cast recording along with the London Palladium cast recording for Oliver!

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What Will Happen To Faith Dingle?

Faith does not want to continue her chemotherapy but Chas has told Cain to convince her as he is the only one she listens to. 

Knowing this all, Emmerdale fans are devastated after finding out how long Faith has to live. Fans are totally heartbroken to know Faith just has months to live not years. 

From September to October 2010, Dexter played the role of Mother Superior in the London Palladium production of Sister Act. She even co-wrote and has created the three-part BBC comedy-drama show Sugartown, which starred Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, and Miranda Raison in 2011.

Dexter was given the role of Gertrude opposite Michael Sheen in Ian Rickson's Young Vic production of Hamlet, which was previewed in October 2011. She even played the role of White Witch in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens until September 2012. 

In 2012, Dexter also played the role of Simone in the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, and in 2017, she made an appearance in the BBC TV series Father Brown.

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