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Christine's role in Emmerdale's biggest storyline

Winnebegos, sixty feet high rain machines and doing crosswords with the Dingles at 3am - just a few of the things Calendar presenter Christine Talbot experienced when she spent two nights playing herself during filming of Emmerdale's dramatic siege storylines, which air this week.

Christine tells Calendar's Showbusiness Reporter, Daniel Harris what is was like and reveals what she thought when she first heard the news.

Emmerdale's hostage drama to unfold on screen tonight

Cameron Murray played by Dominic Power
Cameron Murray played by Dominic Power Credit: ITV Studios

Emmerdale viewers will tonight see the year's most dramatic storyline reach its most dramatic point as triple killer Cameron Murray holds a dozen of the soap's best-loved characters hostage in an armed siege. His character escaped from a prison van last week and went looking for revenge.

Cast and crew worked through the night for several days last month filming the scenes that also use 280,000 litres of water to create a storm which is threatening to flood the village at the same time. Our crews were invited backstage for an exclusive preview which will be screened this evening.

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