Emmerdale star Samantha Giles rushed to hospital

Samantha Giles, pictured here as Bernice in Emmerdale, was recently treated in hospital. (ITV)

Emmerdale star Samantha Giles has been treated in hospital after falling suddenly ill.

Giles, who plays Bernice Blackstock, shared the news on Twitter but did not reveal what she had been treated for.

The actor wrote: “Huge thanks to all the wonderfully caring staff at @LiverpoolWomens for looking after me today.”

Giles also reassured fans by saying, “I’m fine and I’ll be home soon.”

Giles fans rushed to send messages of support to the Emmerdale star. One wrote: “Thank goodness for the #NHS sending lots of love xxxxxx”, while another said: “Hope you are feeling well. You are in good hands.”

Former Emmerdale colleague Reece Dinsdale also tweeted: “Quick recovery, Samantha!”

The Liverpool Women’s Hospital, where Giles was taken, too sent their best wishes: “We hope you feel better soon @sammeegiles Thank you for your kind words to our staff.”

Samantha Giles portrayed Bernice on Emmerdale for years.  (Getty images)

Samantha Giles portrayed Bernice on Emmerdale for years. (Getty images)

On the soap, Bernice owns a beauty salon and was previously married to Lawrence Wright before discovering he was gay.

Giles first appeared in Emmerdale in 1998 and was a regular cast member until 2002, when she first left the soap. She later returned for a period in 2004 and more permanently in 2012.

Giles left the soap again in 2019 with a desire to focus on other things, such as writing her first novel which was published in 2020.

She returned to Emmerdale last year, shortly before celebrating her 50th birthday.

Giles also had a long-standing role in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, where she played Valerie Holden between 2008 and 2010.

She also had a small role as Kirsty in Coronation Street between 1994 and 1995.

In between her Emmerdale stints, Giles also appeared in Where the Heart Is and starred in Celebrity Mastermind, where her specialist subject was Alfred Hitchcock’s films.

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