Emmerdale's Sally Dexter reveals her character Faith Dingle will resort to KIDNAP as she convinces teen Sarah to undergo vital heart transplant
Laura Fox For Mailonline
13:08 BST, 14 August 2018
14:26 BST, 14 August 2018
Speaking on Tuesday's This Morning, the 58-year-old soap star revealed Faith Dingle will plot to kidnap Sarah from the hospital to convince her that life is worth living, after the teen decides not to go through with the life-saving operation.
Of course Faith is trying to make amends of mistakenly causing Sarah to make the decision, after she overheard her professing the risky transplant might be a waste of time.
Determined: Emmerdale's Sally Dexter has revealed her character will resort to desperate measures in a big to convince her great-granddaughter Sarah to undergo a heart transplant
Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Sally admits Faith didn't intend to convince Sarah not to have the transplant, after doctors said it was her only option for survival.
She explained: 'It's directly because she overhead me just venting, because she was so disappointed about the other transplant not going through.
'There's part of her that really does think look let's keep her the way she is, and give her the best possible life now, rather than risk what's happening with the operation.
Focused: The soap star revealed that Faith Dingle will resort to kidnapping her daughter Sarah from the hospital to convince her that life is worth living
Heartbreaking: Sally revealed in Tuesday's This Morning her character desperately tries to correct the mistake of making Sarah think the transplant is a waste of time
Open: She explained: 'There's part of her that really does think look let's keep her the way she is, and give her the best possible life now, rather than risk what's happening with the operation'
'She takes the most enormous risk to do that, she actually kidnaps Sarah from the hospital and takes her on a big adventure, to show her that life is worth living.'
Despite the large age difference, Sally also said Faith and Sarah are almost on par with their personalities, and went onto praise actress Katie Hill for her performance.
She said: 'On a level, they're on a level, it's not like an adult and a child, they're sort of like two children really, they relate to each other openly and honestly.
'I think she's probably about 13/14. I'm very impressed and just very moved everytime I see her on the screen, she seems so vulnerable.'
Hilarious: Ever the ruthless matriarch, Sally reveals that Faith will sneak Sarah out of the hospital
Honest: Sally explained her character Faith is almost on par with teen Sarah despite the age difference
Passionate: Sally also revealed she went through a similar experience with her own family, after her father was told he had ten years to live at 29 - yet went onto live until he was 70
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Sally - who previously starred in soap opera Night And Day - also revealed her family had battled similar heart problems in the past, including her own father and brother.
She revealed: 'We're all heart, and my father when he was 29 he had ten years to live. That's not what you want to hear, but through diet and exercise he made it to 70.'
'My brother kind of went the other way, but he had a great time doing it. He was only 58 when he died.'
Emmerdale continues on Tuesday 14th August at 7pm on ITV.
Jovial: Sally put on a typically animated display as she appeared on This Morning
Energetic: Before joining Emmerdale last year, Sally previously appeared on soap opera Night And Day