Emmerdale fans call Viv Hope’s death ‘worst mistake the soap ever made’

Viv was killed off in 2011

Emmerdale fans have called Viv Hope’s death the ‘worst mistake the soap ever made.’

Back in 2011, Viv was killed off after corrupt police officer PC Nick Henshall set fire to the post office.

Her husband Bob managed to save their children Cathy and Heath. Meanwhile Terry Woods made an attempt to get Viv out, but they both ended up dying.

Viv first appeared in 1993 (Credit: ITV)

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Although she is no longer alive in present day scenes, Viv is still alive in Classic Emmerdale episodes, which are being aired on ITV3.

Consequently, fans are discussing what a big mistake it was killing off Viv.

What did fans say?

In a Digital Spy forum, one fan wrote: “Terrible decision!”

A second said: “And that is why characters should only be killed off when really necessary as there is no coming back.

“Far too many characters have been killed off in soaps when surely a different exit plan could have been sorted to enable returns.

A third added: “Viv was brilliant! Biggest mistake Emmerdale ever made.”

Viv died in the 2011 village fire (Credit: ITV)

Another commented: “It was a stupid choice, it hardly carried any weight either. Viv could have moved down south for a fresh start and possibly returned later. It was done as a shock death, but it wasn’t even a shock and it was really badly done.

“Some people’s exits and deaths can be felt for years. Viv was gone and forgotten and that’s it, she deserved better, Viv was a big character.”

Viv’s funeral

Viv’s funeral occured off-screen after her family agreed it should be held in her hometown in Essex.

Bob continued to raise Cathy and Heath (Credit: ITV)

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Bob raised the twins and, after he got into a relationship with Brenda Walker, she became their mother figure.

Despite Bob and Brenda no longer being together, they still share custody of the children.

Emmerdale airs next week on Monday and Wednesday, at 7pm on ITV.

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Charlotte Rodrigues
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Charlotte Rodrigues joined Entertainment Daily in April 2018, as Audience Engagement Executive. A huge soap fan, Charlotte then became Senior Soap Writer, delivering the latest storylines and spoilers to our followers.

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