Emmerdale fans were left with their jaws on the floor after Karen Blick revealed her ‘real’ age.
The actress is best known for playing Lydia Dingle on the long-running programme. Since making her debut back in 2016, she has been involved in a slew of big storylines – including a harrowing one right now.
Recently, Karen's character has been involved in a traumatising storyline as she tries to get overcome her harrowing rape ordeal. Fans will recall how Lydia was raped by ex Craig Reed.
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And things are only set to get more dramatic in the Dales when one of the Dingles takes it upon themselves to kill Craig. The baddie’s lifeless body will be revealed at the end of this week.
Away from the soap though, Karen lives a less dramatic life. And on Wednesday (October 25) she had plenty of fans in disbelief when she issued a personal update.
Taking to her Instagram, the soap star uploaded a selfie of her beaming to the camera. In the caption, she revealed that she’s celebrating her 49th birthday this week.
She said: "Last year of my 40’s! Had a great day so far and feeling very grateful, morning walk, lovely cards, messages, homemade gifts and cake!” She added: “No make up, no filter, no faff."
Fans were left floored at Karen’s ‘real age’ and rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts. One person said: “No way are you 49! I thought you were much younger Karen.”
Someone else added: “Happy birthday you don’t look that age . Looking good fantastic actress x.” A third quipped: “Had you down 31 max Karen.”
Another smitten follower proclaimed: “Wishing you a very Happy birthday @karenblick1. I can't believe your 49 certainly don't look it.” A fifth penned: “Happy Birthday Kaz! You literally don’t change! Hope you’re keeping well.”
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Earlier this month, Lydiatearfully told her family the horrific things that vile Craig Reed has put her through while finally revealing that he sexually abused her. As Lydia came clean on her feelings, her husband Sam and her family members Belle and Mandy Dingle were left distraught by her harrowing revelations.
And at the end of this week – Craig will get killed by a mystery figure. In a series of flashbacks, the truth will start to emerge, revealing a tangled web of events leading up to Craig's demise. As things start to unravel, the truth will finally be exposed to viewers in a week where the only certainty is that nothing is as it seems.
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