Emmerdale fans have been talking more about Samantha Giles and her wig than some of the soap’s thrilling plots.
But the fed-up 49-year-old has now ditched the hairpiece after it received a barrage of online mocking.
Bosses relaxed Covid restrictions so Samantha can have her real locks tended twice a week for her role as hairdresser Bernice Blackstock.
Stars in the ITV show are unable to have their hair and make-up done professionally at the show’s studios, due to social distancing regulations.
But Samantha said: “The wig has had more publicity than anything at the moment. I had the latest message from upstairs, as we call them, to say, ‘Just do whatever it takes, just get the wig off her.’
“So I’m allowed to have my hair blow dried twice a week.
Bernice made her latest return earlier this year amid Liam’s newfound love with Leyla Harding.
However, despite Bernice making a show on the new couple’s wedding day and trying to prove her own love for Liam, he still married Leyla.
Yet, fans remain convinced that the doctor may still hold a torch for his former love after scenes on the wedding day.
*Emmerdale airs on ITV and this week’s episodes are currently available on ITV Hub.