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It was the most ambitious live soap episode ever attempted, but the cast and crew from Emmerdale are celebrating tonight after the hour long special went off without a hitch. Ten million viewers tuned in to see the birth of two babies, two wedding
receptions and to find out that Carl King was the character to be killed off. Tom Lister , who played Carl has been talking exclusively to Sally Simpson.
Last night's Emmerdale live episode, to mark the Yorkshire soap's 40th anniversary, attracted 9.2 million viewers. This is the soap's highest audience since January 2010. A peak of 10.2 million viewers tuned in to see Carl King being bludgeoned to death with a brick.
It is a very Happy Birthday to Emmerdale - which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. While the whole cast and crew are getting ready for the spectacular hour long live episode tomorrow night, let's take a trip down memory lane.
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Yorkshire soap Emmerdale celebrates its 40th birthday with a live episode which will have two weddings, two births and a mystery death.