Updated 24th June 2005
Diane Sugden - previously Blackstock
Appeared: 23 November 1999 -
Played by: Elizabeth Estensen
Diane was Born 21 June 1947
On 19th August 2004 Diane revealed she had colon cancer. This was a major story for Emmerdale in the coming months. Emmerdale worked closely with Colon Cancer Concern to ensure the story was accurately portrayed and the true facts of the illness were represented.
Diane's relatives :-
Married 1st: Rodney
Married 2nd: Jack
Sugden Tuesday 21st September
Diane has said she was 12 when her childhood ended because her mother died and she had to take the place of her baby sister's mother.
One nephew Paul Lambert and one niece Sharon (children of Val)
According to "30 Years of Emmerdale" Diane has a nephew called Paul who had previously been briefly mentioned in the series around 2000. He lived in Italy. A storyline even involved Bernice going to visit him on holiday. Recently Paul has been mentioned quite a lot since his mother Val arrived in the series in February 2004.
Paul Lambert finally arrived in Emmerdale on the 10th September 2004 and on the 20th September 2004 Val revealed to Diane that Rodney was his father.
So Diane's nephew turns out to be the son of Diane's ex-husband and half-brother to her own daughter Bernice.
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IMDB Entry for: Elizabeth Estensen