Emmerdale’s Faith Dingle actress Sally Dexter’s life away from the ITV soap and very impressive career

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Faith Dingle proved a hit when she returned back to the dales in hit soap Emmerdale in 2017.

The mum of Chas and Cain, Faith, had an affair with Zak Dingle while with Shadrach, and hid the fact her son Cain was Zak’s.

The character is played by award-winning actress Sally Dexter, who undoubtedly has a very impressive career.

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Sally departed the dales for over a year but she’s set to make a scandalous return to the soap this year.

Here’s everything you need to know about her real life away from the soap…

Who is Sally Dexter?

Sally, 60, is an English actress of both stage and screen, and she’s had an impressive career.

The actress has appeared in the likes of The Bill, Poldark, and A Touch Of Frost, and she’s also appeared in plays and musicals in the West End, including Billy Elliott The Musical and MacBeth.

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She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1987 for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Dalliance.

Sally also received an Olivier nomination for her performance in Sam Mendes’ revival of Oliver.

And she’s most definitely worthy of triple threat status, being not only a fantastic actress, but singer and dancer too.

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The sharp-tongued mum of Chas and Cain has quickly become a fan favourite, and she recently discussed her imminent return to the show.

“Speaking to Daily Star and assorted press, Sally said: "She did her best to make ends meet and then she hooked up with this funeral director and had a bit of an affair with him and joined the company.

"She's kind of been there ever since I think."

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Sally continued: "It all happens in the car park.

"Moira's on the phone to Cain because they're trying to rearrange their hotel visit, they were trying to have a romantic time at the hotel, but that didn't happen.

"Whilst Moira's on the phone to Cain, there's this altercation going on with, at that time, an unknown woman, and this funeral director called Kenny."

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Moira confronts Sally’s character, but Faith “jumps into the hearse, revs it up and roars out of the car park,” before later showing up at the farm looking for forgiveness.

Is Sally Dexter married?

Sally keeps her relationship status out of the public eye, but in 2018 she spoke about living happily with her long-term partner.

She told the Daily Mail at the time she’s living with in London with her partner, but this seems to be the only time the Yorkshire-born actress spoke about her romantic life.

Sally doesn’t appear to have any social media.

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