Emmerdale announces twist to special hour-long episode

On the night of the live episode in honour of Emmerdale's 40th birthday, one well-loved character will meet their fate.

The hour-long live episode will present viewers with every aspect of life in one big night of drama, involving two births and an untimely death.

Two wedding celebrations will get underway, one full of love and happiness, the other riddled with secrets and lies. Lurking beneath, wrath, betrayal and heartache will shatter the night with an untimely death. Producers are not revealing who will die.

In our spectacular live episode viewers will be taken on a whirlwind journey encompassing every life experience from the two cradles to the grave with love, hate and betrayal along the way. We want to avoid speculation as to which character dies but suffice to say it will have major, far-reaching repercussions.”

Emmerdale have already confirmed that the 40th birthday will be a week long celebration of must see TV. Featuring one live episode, two weddings and the birth of two babies. The live episode will be directed by award winning Tony Prescott and shot entirely on location at the Emmerdale village."

– Stuart Blackburn, Series Producer