Samantha Giles of Emmerdale has shared how she met her husband in a unique way.
The actress, well known for her role as Bernice Blackstock in the ITV serial, is a Wiccan and often practises witchcraft.
The actress went on This Morning on Friday to discuss pagan practises in the run-up to Halloween (or Samhain to Wiccans), as well as her forthcoming departure from Emmerdale.
She exchanged sage and crystals with hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond, and when questioned if the charms she cast worked, she claimed that she met her husband through a spell.
Samantha and Sean Pritchard have been married since 2010, but they initially met 18 years ago when Samantha’manifested’ him with a love spell.
She explained: ‘I did do a love spell to manifest my husband when I met him about 18 years ago.’
‘I’d had a few shoddy boyfriends,’ she admitted, saying she was ‘very specific’ with what she wanted to manifest in her next love.
Asked if she manifested her husband’s looks, she clarified that while ‘you’ve got to fancy them,’ the type of person you think is ‘your type’ might not be ‘right for you.’
She emphasised that anybody attempting to cast a spell to produce love or anything else must truly believe in what they are doing, and that it should only be used as a “last resort.”
Samantha, who identifies as a ‘white witch,’ has previously stated that she met her husband in another past, when she was a guy working at a fairground and he was a lady who looked like her today.
She revealed on her Wonderbirds YouTube channel last year: ‘I was this man actually, and I’d gone to work on this fairground, and the weird thing is it was before I’d met my husband, but I looked like my husband. I had black curly hair and the woman that I was marrying, if you like, looked like me now.
‘So when I met my husband, I had this feeling of meeting him when I saw him – “I know you, I’ve met you before”. So it was almost as if we’d looked like each other in another life.’
Samantha, who returned to Emmerdale in 2021, insisted she did not employ a magic to receive the offer, but rather ‘thought about it very hard… imagined it and materialised it.’
‘And I was shocked, I got a call from my agent.’
Samantha has announced that she will be departing the drama again, informing the show that her final on-screen appearance will be around November 14th.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and ITVX.
Source My Celebrity Life.