Updated 17th March 2003
Nellie Dingle nee Lynch
Played by Sandra Gough (24 January 1995- 19 December 1995)
Played by Maggie Tagney 3 February 2000 - 32 episodes 2000)
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Zak's 1st wife. She first appeared around the 24 January 1995. One of her first real things she did, was win a free meal at The Woolpack for her family in February 1995 and returned with thirteen of the clan.
The actress, Sandra Gough, (previously best known for her role as Ken Barolow's sister-in-law and Hilda Ogden's daughter - in Coronation Street) had to leave at the end of 1995 due to ill-health. Nellie went to look after her sick father in Ireland and chose not to come back. She did try and return after Butch's death in March 2000 and claim back Zak off of Lisa. She was of course not sucessful.
Nellie's Family :-
Also Tina made a reference to a brother Nathan who lived in Londan and the family hadn't spoken to him in about six years in the 23rd May 1995 episode
They fell out at his wedding following a family row.
|Sandra Gough was previously known as Hilda Ogden's Daughter, Irma Barlow in Coronation Street. She played The Malt Shovel's barmaid Doreen Shuttleworth for six years from 1985. She returned to Emmerdale in 1994 to play the infamous Nellie Dingle.|
Below two pictures of Nellie Dingle with her husband and children