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'Emmerdale' departure was a massive decision, says Suzanne Shaw

Suzanne Shaw


Former Emmerdale star Suzanne Shaw has reflected on her decision to leave the soap, explaining that she made the right choice by bowing out.

The actress and mother-of-one filmed her final scenes as Eve Jenson earlier this year in order to return to her family home in Buckinghamshire full-time.

Reflecting on her soap exit, Shaw told OK Extra: "That was a massive decision. It was such a fantastic job but you need to know when it's the right time to leave. I'd gone as far as I could with the character. She wasn't liked in the village. She was just a complete man-eater! But we knew our home in Buckinghamshire was where we wanted to be as a family.

"I miss the people more than anything. But apart from that, I feel like it's the right thing."

Discussing the pressures of the job, she continued: "I commuted a lot and that wasn't right for me. I was severely homesick and feeling terribly guilty as a mother. We moved there for the last six months and it was a lot better. But I knew it wasn't a forever place."

Shaw's Emmerdale exit storyline saw Eve leave the village to live in Mexico.

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