Emmerdale’s Sian: ‘People pretend to stab me!’

Sian Reeves says she’s become the object of hate as people confuse her with her villainous Emmerdale character, Sally Spode.

The former Cutting It star, who filmed her final scenes as bunny-boiler Sally months ago, has been taken aback by the amount of confrontations and abuse from strangers.

“I’ve even had it from members of staff on trains, including one stewardess who came storming up to me, looked me in the eye and said, ‘My husband absolutely hates you!’ I’ve had people coming up to me and pretending to stab me with a pair of scissors and some of the abuse has actually been quite personal,” she told the Daily Mirror.

Sian, whose alter-ego terrorised vicar’s wife Laurel in the ITV soap, added: “When it first happened, I thought it was being done in a tongue-in-cheek way, but then I realised there was some real hatred in people’s eyes.”

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