Amy Walsh, known for her role as Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale, is set to make her return to the show as filming resumes. Previously, Amy took a break from the soap in January 2022 for her maternity leave, with Tracy leaving the village to pursue a new job opportunity, leaving Nate heartbroken. While Amy briefly returned for the show’s 50th anniversary in October of last year, she expressed that she wasn’t ready for a permanent comeback at that time, as she had just welcomed her first child with Toby Alexander Smith.
In exciting news for fans of the soap, Amy is now back on set, although she admitted finding the return challenging. Sharing a snap of her with her daughter Bonnie, she wrote alongside it: “Morning snuggles before mama goes to work this morning. For all the parents out there going back to work and leaving their babies… stay strong, we’ve got this.”
She later showed some photos of her Roxy Shahidi, who plays Leyla Cavanagh, doing some yoga in their lunch break, adding: “Throwing down on our lunch break just like the old days was the highlight of my day #yogabuddies #likenotimehaspassed.”
Going off the usual shoot-to-broadcast turnaround, fans can expect to see Walsh’s character back on their screens within the next month.
Amy Walsh recently shared her thoughts on the joys and challenges of parenthood. Despite having seven nephews and believing that her experience as an aunt would prepare her well for the arrival of her own baby, she humbly confessed that she was mistaken in an interview with OK!
Amy said: “I’m like a second mum to my nephews. I’ve always been really hands-on with them so I thought I had a clue but it’s been way harder than I imagined.”
Breastfeeding her daughter Bonnie proved to be a challenging experience for Amy, who described it as “tricky” and “took its toll” on her. However, she later found out that Bonnie was tongue-tied and had a milk intolerance, which contributed to the difficulties. Amy also revealed that Bonnie’s sleep was problematic for an extended period of time.
She revealed: “She was uncomfortable with her tummy too and we didn’t know why until we found out she had a milk intolerance. All that teamed with pure exhaustion and sleep deprivation was really tough.”
She continued: “I didn’t leave the house for eight months, barely, and if I did it’d be a couple of hours close by so I could rush home if she needed me.
“Everyone was telling me, “Once you get to six months you’ll be fine,” but at six months it was still really hard. I did a postnatal depression storyline as Tracy while I was pregnant and did loads of research, but I still didn’t know what I was walking into. I was like, “Wow, this is hard”.
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