Lisa Riley shares a rare behind-the-scenes photo from the Emmerdale

Lisa Riley shares a rare behind-the-scenes photo from the Emmerdale set ahead of her return – details

A sneak peak!

Aisha Nozari

Lisa Riley is back! In July the star announced that she was going to be returning to Emmerdale, and on Tuesday she shared a glorious behind-the-scenes snap from the soap's set. We can't wait to have her character Mandy Dingle back on our TV! Lisa uploaded a photograph of the Emmerdale set to her Instagram account during the recent heatwave, and the cobbled houses look beautiful against the bright blue sky.

Lisa captioned the sunny snap: "See the pure joys of working @emmerdale @itv, the village is just STUNNING. If I sit in this garden long enough my freckles are going to DOUBLE! It's such a glorious day, I do feel REALLY REALLY lucky. #Emmerdale #happyatwork #sunshine #glorious #thatsky especially after the delicious time I've just had with my family."

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Looking sunny on the Emmerdale set!

Lisa's fans can't wait to see her back in the village. One wrote: "Ah so looking forward to seeing you back on Emmerdale," and another seemed a little envious that Lisa was set to share the screen with Jeff Hordley, writing: "Enjoy - you are so lucky to be working with the gorgeous Jeff Hordley."

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Lisa posted a moving tribute to her late mother to mark the seventh year since her death

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It's been a tough summer for Lisa. Back in July she marked the seventh anniversary of her mother's death with a heartfelt Instagram post. Her mother, Cath Riley, tragically lost her battle with breast cancer back in 2012, and the death of her mother completely changed the 43-year-old actress's perspective on life. Since her mum's passing Lisa has switched up her lifestyle in a bid to reduce her own chances of developing the devastating disease, and even shed an incredible 12 stone by following a healthier diet and exercise routine. You're an inspiration, Lisa! 

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