EMMERDALE fans left baffled over the disappearance of Pearl Ladderbanks.
It’s been over two years since the flamboyant pensioner – played by Meg Johnson – was on our screens.
The last time Pearl was mentioned was in January 2020 when Rhona said Pearl moved into a static caravan in Demdyke wanting to express her independence.
Fans shared their disappointment as they miss seeing Pearl on the ITV soap.
One said: “Where the hell is Pearl Ladderbanks? Has the actress Meg Johnson left Emmerdale for good?
“She just disappeared without any explanation! It’s a shame, she was a great character!”
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Another wrote: “I loved Pearl and really miss her. I wish she’d come back.
“There’s potential there to strike up a great friendship with Mary.”
A third penned: “It would be nice to see the character again yes, I guess there’s little for her in the village though.”
The actress could have been isolating during the pandemic.
But fans ponder whether she will eventually return.
The 85-year-old first arrived onto the Dales in 2003 as a receptionist at the vets.
She has been part of some huge storylines since, including being trapped in a fire during the Sugden house explosion, developing a gambling addiction and faking Alzheimer’s disease.
Meg also appeared as Eunice Gee on Coronation Street and Brigid McKenna on Brookside.