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Ryan Hawley: Filming Robert Sugden's shooting is really exciting

The actor who plays Robert Sugden in Emmerdale says it was really exciting to film tonight's scenes which see his character getting shot. Ryan Hawley says he has never done anything like that before and admits his character has managed to rub many people up the wrong way:

The episode is directed by Neil Alderton who explains how the tension will build with many other character in the frame for pulling the trigger:

Emmerdale's Robert Sugden to be shot in dramatic storyline

Emmerdale's Robert Sugden, played by Ryan Hawley Credit: ITV Studios

Emmerdale will start a massive whodunnit plot this evening when scenes showing Robert Sugden being shot are aired. The character, played by Ryan Hawley, has managed to alienate himself from many other people in the village and there is no shortage of suspects who may want him dead.

Two episodes of the Yorkshire soap will be screened this evening as the dramatic events play out. Cast and crew filmed through the night for several days to put the scenes together. Producers are keeping details of what happens next, including whether Robert survives, a closely guarded secret.

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Emmerdale star remembers Queen's visit

With her love of the countryside it's hardly surprising that the Queen chose to visit Emmerdale during her 2002 Golden jubilee tour.

She remarked to the cast of the show that it must be a dangerous place to live - and hinted that the programme had at least one royal fan. Emmerdale star Chris Chittell remembers the Royal visit.

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Kitty McGeever's last act of kindness

It has been revealed that the family of Emmerdale actress, Kitty McGeever, have asked for her organs to be donated to help others after her sudden death last night.

Emmerdale Producer, Kate Oates, said that the actresses cornea and liver will be donated. She said the actress had been waiting for some time for a kidney transplant - but although that never came for her she wanted others to benefit in some way:

'Inspirational' Emmerdale actress Kitty McGeever passes away

Emmerdale actress, Kitty McGeever has passed away, the soap has confirmed.

The soap paid tribute to 'inspirational' actress Kitty McGeever Credit: @emmerdale

McGeever, who played character Lizzie Lakely, joined the ITV show in 2009 and was the first blind actress to be cast as a regular in a UK soap.

Kitty appeared on the show until March 2013, when ill health forced her to leave.

Emmerdale tweeted to confirm her death, calling her "a great talent and a true inspiration" who would be fondly remembered.

WATCH: Emmerdale's Charlie Hardwick on her dramatic exit

Millions of people were shocked last night when Emmerdale's long- running character Val Pollard was killed off when a helicopter crashed into the village.

Val had actually been planning to fake her own death in a bid to avoid being sent to jail for fraud - but the character, often accused of being selfish, actually paid the ultimate price in a bid to save her sister Diane.

Calendar's Daniel Harris spoke to actress Charlie Hardwick about her time in the award-wining ITV soap.

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