Emmerdale hairdresser Bernice Blackstock has not been feeling her usual self on the ITV soap as she’s going through the menopause. She now has a huge decision to make in upcoming scenes about her future.
Bernice Blackstock (played by Samantha Giles) has been feeling flustered, annoyed and emotional over the past few weeks on Emmerdale. It turns out to be the menopause but she does not seem to know how to cope with her symptoms. ITV soap spoilers have revealed she soon has to make an important decision about her career.
In scenes yet to air, Bernice struggles with her diagnosis as she feels menopausal as well as isolated.
Despite Gabby Thomas’ (Rosie Bentham) support, Bernice longs for something of her own and regrets quitting her job at the salon.
Soon, Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) and Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards) convince Bernice to swallow her pride and ask Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) for her old job back.
Viewers will recall she quit after she sprayed Bear with a shower hose when he made a sexist comment towards her.
Later on in the cafe, Bernice stumbles upon a joker card left after the morning’s poker game and wonders how she should interpret its meaning.
And soon, she is making an offer, will it be to Mandy or another business looking for staff?
Will Mandy even want to give Bernice a second chance following her seriously unprofessional behaviour?
If she can manage her symptoms she might feel ready to get back to work to keep herself busy.
During the latest instalment of Emmerdale, Bernice was “mortified” to learn she was going through the menopause.
She told Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and Laurel: “I wanted the ground to swallow me up.
“I’ve been feeling rubbish for weeks and I convinced myself it was something else but I haven’t had a period for four months.
“I knew I couldn’t possibly be pregnant but I was hoping to God it wasn’t this.
“Now I know that it is, I just can’t bear it.”
Laurel, who was trying to make Bernice feel brighter, added: “The menopause is completely natural.”
Bernice snapped: “Oh stuff natural, I’ve noticed men don’t get it because if they did there would be a cure.”
Laurel reminded Bernice, who poured herself a large glass of white wine, that half the population goes through the menopause in their lives.
Emmerdale fans have been taking to Twitter to comment on Bernice’s condition.
Cinders penned: “Why does Bernice think she’s too young for the menopause?”
Annie Sugden said: “Menopause, Menopause, Menopause Bernice! It needs saying, and it needs discussing #Emmerdale.”
Lil added: “Someone introduce Bernice to HRT (hormone replacement therapy) #Emmerdale.”
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