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Nellie Dingle (Sandra Gough). August 1995.

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Nellie Dingle (Maggie Tagney). 2000. Hilda Ogden lookalike and dressalike.

Nellie Dingle was a character in Emmerdale in 1995 and again in 2000. She was the first wife of Zak Dingle. She first appeared in Episode 1941 (24th January 1995) and last appeared in Episode 2691 (11th May 2000). Nellie was played by Sandra Gough in 1995 and Maggie Tagney in 2000.



Nellie Lynch was born in about 1950. Her family was Irish.

1995, 2000Edit

Nellie was first seen in January 1995. In December 1995, Nellie got a call to say that her sick father Jimmy had a stroke and was dying. She then left for Ireland to look after him.

In February 2000, Nellie returned to the village after 4 years away to try and win back Zak Dingle.

Memorable infoEdit

  • It appeared that Nellie (and the Dingles in general) had a widespread infamous reputation due to the fact that a female store detective at Hotten department store let Mandy off for shoplifting once she knew Nellie was her aunt. She told her colleague that when they previously had “that Nellie Dingle in court, it turned into a riot. They converged from all over the country. Dingles. Evil hoardes of throwbacks reeking of pigs. Never again.” (episode 2210, 27th May 1997)


Father Jimmy Lynch

Siblings Michael Lynch

Spouse Zak Dingle (1972-1997)

Children Ben Dingle, Butch Dingle, Nathan Dingle, Tina Dingle and Sam Dingle

See alsoEdit

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