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Weekday evenings

Pearl Ladderbanks

Pearl is an upfront and somewhat bawdy person, but is always genuine and loyal. She has the attitude that what you see is what you get, and will always speak out if she thinks something needs saying.

Underlying her fun approach to life, Pearl is quite vulnerable and somewhat nostalgic. She hates posh people and snootiness and has a passionate and somewhat daring character. Pearl’s family have let her down in the past but she is considered the honorary grandma of Leo and is an integral part of the Goskirk/Kirk family.

Keywords to describe character: Frisky, fun, nosey.

Domestic Set: Jacob's Fold

Work Set: Receptionist at the Emmerdale Vetinary Surgery

Relationships in show: Paddy (employer, friend), Rhona (employer/friend), Leo (honouree grandson), Edna (best friend).

First appearance: July 2003

No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: One son, three grandchildren

Likes: Socialising and can't resist a bit of gossip.

Dislikes: Christmas pudding and a quiet night in.

If they could have one wish, what would it be? To have her beloved Leonard back.

And finally... Pearl makes a cracking lemon drizzle cake.

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Weekday evenings