My decision to leave has nothing to do with Emmerdale - it's such a special place and I will always cherish it - but I feel it's the right time for me to say goodbye and find new challenges." Gennie is accidentally knocked off her motorbike by Ross Kirk (Samuel Anderson) while on her way to meet her biological father Shadrach Dingle (Andy Devine).She recovers in hospital and becomes friends with Ross and his cousin Paddy (Dominic Brunt), when they visit her in hospital.Paddy invites her to Eli Dingle's (Joseph Gilgun) 28th birthday party, and while she is there, Gennie meets Shadrach and realises that she has found her father and she later reluctantly talks to Shadrach.He tells how he started looking for her after his godson Daniel Thomas died of sudden infant death syndrome.On her way to a call out, Gennie runs over and kills a sheep.
In an interview in May 2008, Anita Turner said that "the character [Gennie] could be brilliant and it's about her finding that inner Dingle".
Reese-Williams announced her departure from the show on and she made her last appearance as Gennie on 26 July 2013.
The character was murdered by Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) after being involved in a horrific car accident with Cameron and Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb). Theatre actress Sian Reese-Williams was cast in the role and started filming in the week beginning 3 March 2008.
Gennie becomes concerned that Brenda is falling for Bob while his wife Viv (Deena Payne) is in prison and Gennie convinces Brenda to start dating Terry Woods (Billy Hartman) instead.
Brenda and Gennie move into the vacant flat above the post office.
Bob's reputation is damaged as he is accused of stealing the money and he blames Brenda for distracting the delivery man and they have a bitter quarrel.