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'Strictly Come Dancing' Lisa Riley for 'Emmerdale' return?

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Lisa Riley could return to Emmerdale following her success on Strictly Come Dancing.

The actress, who left the dancing competition in last night's (December 16) semi-final, played Mandy Dingle in the ITV1 soap from 1995 to 2001.

Strictly Come Dancing: Lisa and Robin

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New Emmerdale producer Kate Oates could offer Riley a deal to rejoin the cast, the Daily Star Sunday reports.

"Lisa has been a huge hit on Strictly so it's no great surprise Emmerdale bosses want her back," a source said.

"Mandy's ex-husband ­Paddy Kirk is having marriage ­problems so it makes sense to bring back Lisa."

A friend of Riley's admitted that the 36-year-old would have to think hard about making a comeback to Emmerdale.

"Lisa loved her time on Emmerdale but she's finally known for being Lisa Riley rather than Mandy Dingle," the source said.

"She wants to use her Strictly success to open new doors. Having said all that, she isn't stupid enough to rule out a return without at least discussing it."

Watch Lisa Riley and partner Robin Windsor perform the American smooth on Strictly Come Dancing below:



Photo gallery - Strictly Come Dancing semi-final:
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