Emmerdale’s Sophie Powles has spoken of her sadness after her character was killed off.
Holly Barton met her end in Thursday’s double bill of the show.
Sophie left the soap in 2012, but decided to return for six months – and viewers have seen her troubled character become addicted to heroin once again.
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Good Bye Holly 😢 After the most amazing 6 months back at Emmerdale, Holly's journey has finally come to a very sad ending. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be part of such an important story line, one that has and continues to effect so many families and individuals. I have been so touched and inspired by all the people I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from. Thank you to all of the people who have taken time to stop me in the street and share your own stories of addiction and all you who given such positive feedback. I really have had the best 6 months and I couldn't have asked to work with a more incredible cast and crew in a better working environment! Just been surrounded by such inspiring talent , friendship, love and support! Love every single one of you. So proud to have been a part of @emmerdale! Thank you to all of you including our amazing fans and my awesome friends and family. #holly #emmerdale #addiction #itv
Now the actress has written on Instagram: “Good Bye Holly. After the most amazing six months back at Emmerdale, Holly’s journey has finally come to a very sad ending.”
Sophie said she was “grateful” to work on “such an important storyline”.
She added: “I have been so touched and inspired by all the people I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from. Thank you to all of the people who have taken time to stop me in the street and share your own stories of addiction and all you who have given such positive feedback.”
Good Bye Holly 😢
After the most amazing 6 months back at Emmerdale, Holly's journey has finally… https://t.co/nuX8oypvCI— Sophie Powles (@SophiePowles) September 30, 2016
Viewers watched Holly’s mum Moira (Natalie J Robb) try to wake her daughter, before discovering the terrible truth on Thursday’s episode.
It was reported earlier this year that Sophie could have filmed her final scenes in Emmerdale as she only ever wanted to come back temporarily to the show.