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Joel Leaver

Emmerdale star Isobel Steele's life from co-star pals to second job after soap exit

Isobel Steele 's final scenes on Emmerdale aired earlier this month as part of the ITV soap's 50th anniversary, which brought a devastating storm to the fictional village.

Her character Liv Dingle – whom she has played since 2016 – was one of the fatalIties, having ended up getting crushed by a caravan which flew towards her in the strong wind.

The actor, 21, was involved in emotional scenes this week as Liv's loved ones said goodbye to her as she lay trapped under the vehicle in the moments prior to her death.

It was likely a bittersweet experience for Isobel, who is looking ahead to the future but has admitted that she is going to miss her colleagues on the set of the ITV show.

Isobel Steele has left the cast of Emmerdale (Getty Images)
Her character Liv Dingle died during a storm in the fictional village recently (bradjakejohnson/Instagram)

Isobel appears to have developed close relationships with some of her co-stars. She thanked them on Instagram recently, saying she's become a "better" person and actor.

Alongside set photos, she said: "I love you all so much. You know who you are. The most bizarre and wonderful place to have grown up. I'm gonna miss it so much".

Danny Miller, 31, who plays her on-screen brother Aaron Dingle, described Isobel as his "best friend" and "little sister". He wrote recently: "Thank you for the last 7 years".

Danny Miller (centre), pictured with Isobel and Ryan Hawley (right), has paid tribute to his pal (@Isobel_steele/twitter)

Her wrote in his tribute on Twitter : "The bond Aaron & Liv had was incomparable. Nobody ever came close. And that's why you'll always be in my life. [...] Love you mate."

Isobel replied: "Thank you for everything Danny. Love you so much. Couldn't have wished to share the screen with a better brother & friend. It's been the best time of my life".

Bradley Johnson, 24, who plays her on-screen husband Vinny Dingle, also paid tribute recently. He described her as a "legend" and said: "Really going to miss ya".

Bradley Johnson also commented on her exit (bradjakejohnson/Instagram)
Lisa Riley, pictured during the recent exit storyline of Isobel's character, said she will miss her co-star 'like crazy' (ITV)

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Lisa Riley, 46, who plays her on-screen mother-in-law Mandy Dingle, thanked Isobel for her friendship, talent and the laughter they shared together, among other qualities.

She wrote in a tribute following Isobel's departure from the soap: "Going to miss you like crazy. [...] Know we will be friends for life and my life was richer having you in it".

Isobel expressed her love for both Bradley and Lisa. She told the former that she would miss him "so much," and thanked the latter for "the best couple of years" as co-stars.

Alongside acting, Isobel has pursued music opportunities in her career so far (@isobelsteelee/Instagram)
She has released music in recent years (@isobelsteelee/Instagram)

Aside from her career in acting, Isobel has pursued music opportunities. She has posted videos of herself singing covers and original music on social media in recent years.

Her musical talent includes playing instruments like the piano and guitar. She has worked in a "homemade" recording studio, which she showcased on Instagram previously.

Isobel - who is understood to have featured on BBC Radio Leeds - released her extended play Sounds from the Lounge in 2019. She had "spent a lot of time" working on it.

Isobel has shared photos of her family, including her parents (pictured), on social media in the past (@isobelsteelee/Instagram)

Alongside her professional pursuits, Isobel enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has documented some of her adventures on social media in recent years.

She occasionally posts photos of her loved ones - who include her parents and her brother Conrad Steele. Isobel previously said that her dad even helps out with her music.

The family has included four-legged friends too, with her having shared photos of their two dogs on Instagram in the past. One of whom, Ralph, sadly died earlier this month.

Emmerdale continues on Monday night from 7.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub. You can catch up through the ITV Hub now.

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