Emmerdale, Fiona Wade reveals to HELLO! her reasons for saying farewell to the role of Priya Sharma, a part she has played for over a decade. "I've always been ambitious, and I like to step out of my comfort zone, even if it's terrifying.
Fear is okay. It is what you do with it that counts. I believe you should look back and know you have lived your life to the full," she tells us in her first interview and photoshoot since leaving the long-running ITV series. "I think the world has opened up.
It's an exciting time," she adds of her plans to take on new challenges, with a period drama just one of many options on her wish list.
Fiona and Simon Cotton met in 2017"In the past, I would have said period drama would have been out of the question for me, because of my ethnicity," says 43-year-old Fiona, whose mother came to the UK from the Philippines in the 1970s."But now, I would love to do that.Read more on hellomagazine.com