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Weekday evenings

Lisa Dingle

Lisa is the Dingle matriarch: Although a perfect partner for Zak, she is a strong, independent, practical, resourceful and wise woman in her own right.

She is the realist in the family and understands the effect financial and emotional pressures can have on a family and always sets out to sort out these pressures. She doesn’t have an easy life but she always finds the time to listen and advise friends and family…..even if they do not want to hear it at first.

Keywords to describe character: Strong, proud, traditional values. Good listener, natural peacemaker.

Domestic Set: Wishing Well Cottage

Work Set: Sharma and Sharma Sweet Factory

Relationships in show: Zak (husband), Belle (daughter), and all the other Dingles!

First appearance: August 1996

Awards / Nominations: Nominated Best Actress at the 2011 British Soap Awards and Best Soap Storyline at the 2011 TV Choice Awards.

No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: 2 husbands (Barry and Zak).

Likes: Having family around her.

Dislikes: Unfairness.

If they could have one wish, what would it be? To protect her daughter Belle from bad things in the world - and stop her growing up so fast!

And finally... A Jill of all trades, Lisa has been a pig farmer, welder, mechanic, builder and a painter & decorator.

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Weekday evenings