Adventurous Emily left for deepest darkest Peru on New Year’s Day 2016 to help eco-warrior nephew Geoffrey ‘Spider’ Nugent with his environmental charity work. Perhaps the pair got involved in more protesting in Peru like they famously did when trying to save the Red Rec from being destroyed back in the day? Principled Emily spent a night up a tree…
Emily is the second longest-serving character after Ken, first appearing in January 1961 when Corrie had only been on air for a matter of weeks, and remains a firm favourite with fans despite her absence in the last few years. Derbyshire, 86, who received an MBE in 2010 (along with co-star Barbara Knox), is still on an extended break from the programme.
We’d love for Emily to pop back to the street now she’s back in blighty, but in the meantime perhaps Ken, Sophie, Rita, Norris and even Tracy (they’re practically family, she even calls her ‘Auntie Emily’) will get a day trip away from Weatherfield and pay their old pal a visit?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.