Paula Tilbrook retires from Emmerdale
Brit actress Paula Tilbrook is retiring after 21 years with UK soap.
Long-running Emmerdale actress Paula Tilbrook who plays village gossip Betty Eagleton is retiring after 21 years with the UK soap.
She first appeared in April 1994 for just three episodes, but has now filmed her final scenes.
“I have been at Emmerdale for twenty-one years and I’ve loved every moment. Today is both the saddest and the happiest day of my life. Happy because I’ve got everyone here with me but the sad part is I’m leaving. But there is a great atmosphere and it is nice to go out on a high,” she said.
Kate Oates Series Producer says: “It’s impossible to overstate how much everyone at Emmerdale will miss Paula. In Betty, she’s created a British television icon: someone who has lit up our screens and touched our hearts. Off screen, she is an integral part of the Emmerdale family: an inspiration to those she works with, as well as a fabulous raconteur and hilarious storyteller. We are sad to lose her from the programme, but wish her the happy retirement she so deserves.”
Her final scenes will air in the UK in mid-May.