Gemma Atkinson is returning to soap country this week in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks – but she has ruled out returning to Emmerdale, where she plays Carly Hope, due to ‘tired’ hours
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Gemma Atkinson has turned down Emmerdale’s return because of the soap’s “tired” working hours.
The actress will return to Channel 4’s Hollyoaks as Lisa Hunter this week after a decades-long absence from the show, but she admitted she has no plans to return to the ITV channel, where she plays Carly Hope.
She says there have been talks about her one day returning to Dales, but she is waiting until her daughter Mia is a little older because of the childcare surrounding her and the house. minor star of Gorka Marquez.
Gemma played Carly in Emmerdale from 2015 to 2017.
“Emmerdale mentioned I’d be back, but with soap, what people don’t realize is that the cast and crew put in pretty grueling hours,” she explained. YES! Journal about ability.
“What I love now about the radio job is that I know every day when I get home. I can plan my family life and fit motherhood into that job. Maybe when Mia gets older. a bit more and in school I might consider it, but at the time it wasn’t practical, especially since Gorka was doing a lot of touring and a lot of things.”
While she is yet to return to the Yorkshire Dales, Gemma will return to Hollyoaks as Lisa Hunter.
She added: “I started when I was 15 and now I’m 37, so it’s been a long time. Honestly, it comes up quite a few times, but I’ve always had a lot of other commitments. I didn’t. “I don’t want to turn my back on Hollyoaks.
“It’s because I’m too busy elsewhere. I don’t want it to appear like, ‘I’m too busy for that now.’ It’s just been the case that wherever I can stuff it, I absolutely want to go back. It feels like I’ve never been far.”
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Gemma has previously described her return to Hollyoaks as “a trip upstream of memory”.
“Short but sweet visit to reprise the role of Lisa Hunter in @hollyoaksofficial What a trip down the alley to remember. So different, but so familiar. 22 years ago, my career began in this place, on this set, in the house of “The Hunters,”,” she wrote.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/gemma-atkinson-turned-down-emmerdale-26455578 Gemma Atkinson turns down Emmerdale return because of 'tired' filming schedule