Linda Lusardi quits Emmerdale
Topless model turned actress Linda Lusardi has announced that she is to quit her role in the ITV soap Emmerdale after just seven months.
The 49-year old joined the show back in February, taking on the role of Carrie Nichols and adding some glamour to the fictional Yorkshire village.
The actress told the Sun: “I have had a wonderful time at Emmerdale. I became an actress to play different roles.
“I am looking forward to working on new projects in 2008.”
A source close to Linda denied that the decision came down to money but rather was a result of her professional ambitions.
She will carry on as Carrie until the end of the year, though how she leaves has not yet been revealed.
Next month, the teen classical music group All Angels will appear on the show, performing at the wedding of Kelly and Jimmy.