Emmerdale

Carl killed off on Emmerdale’s 40th Live Hour Episode

Soap fans were treated to high drama as Emmerdale celebrated its 40th birthday with a live episode in which Carl King (Tom Lister) was battered to death with a brick.

The bad boy of the Dales suffered a blow to the head at the hands of his love rival Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) – but a death was not the only big event to happen in the hour-long episode.

The live show was a display of some of the soap world’s traditionally favourite occasions and was completed with two weddings and two births.

Avid viewers watched as Chas Dingle’s (Lucy Pargeter) wedded bliss to Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) lasted no more than the first 30 minutes, while Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward) enjoyed a marquee reception with new husband Declan Macey (Jason Merrells).

Elsewhere, Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) gave birth to the baby boy she hopes will save her daughter Sarah’s life after she developed leukaemia.

Joining Debbie in her labour pains was Gennie Walker (Sian Reese-Williams) who gave birth to a baby girl on the floor at Chas and Dan’s wedding reception.

With the emotions of weddings and babies running high, the episode culminated in the shocking death of Carl which show bosses say will have have “major, far-reaching repercussions”.

Fans of the soap were left to speculate about the death, which was kept secret until tonight.

Viewers feared Carl may meet his demise but other characters fans thought faced playing out their final scenes live included vet Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt), old favourite Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) and shrewd businessman Declan Macey.

The ITV soap has followed in the footsteps of Coronation Street and EastEnders as each celebrated their 50th and 25th birthdays respectively with live episodes.

Did you watch Emmerdale’s live 40th or The Fallout behind the scenes? Personally i think they pulled it off, let us know what you think in the comments below!

The cast and crew of Emmerdale say goodbye to Danny Miller

The 21-year-old actor has been involved in some of the soap’s most dramatic storylines since he arrived in the Dales over 3 years ago.

And as he prepares to bid farewell to the role that saw him win several awards and hit the headlines for his acting skills, his fellow cast members and crew have decided to say goodbye in their own special way.

Miller was surprised at his leaving do when they screened a spoof video that sees Adam Thomas (Adam Barton) rap along to Written in the Stars, by Tinie Tempah, while Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden) dons an afro to play the keyboard, shirtless.

Members of the Emmerdale team also don tracksuits like Miller’s character Aaron Livesy and swab themselves with tearsticks in reference to his numerous emotional plotlines.

Miller wrapped up filming on the soap last week and as he left the set for the last time he tweeted: “Can’t explain the emotions i feel at the moment!

He added: “It’s been a pleasure to play Aaron and I love you all for taking the character on and loving his storylines. Thank you so much for your support for me the last 4 years!

Miller has teased that Aaron’s departure from Emmerdale will be “amazing“, but “heartbreaking for some people“.

His final episode is due to air on April 5.

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