Black’s back for Yorkshire soap role

Denise Black.
Denise Black.
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Soap veteran Denise Black is returning to Emmerdale two years after leaving the show.

The actress, who also appeared in Coronation Street for many years, will return to ITV’s Yorkshire-based soap as Joanie Wright.

Viewers last saw her character when she left Emmerdale to bring up her adopted grandson Kyle.

She said: “I am very excited to be coming back to Emmerdale. It’s a lovely show to work on and I’m well set for Joanie’s revival.

“I bet she has learned a thing or two since we last saw her. Is she still a single grandma? Has she changed? How is Kyle? I can’t wait to find out.”

Black will be back on the show from Wednesday, June 17.

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