Emmerdale live gets huge audience

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.

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Emmerdale 40th anniversary

Soap fans are due to be treated to high drama as Yorkshire soap Emmerdale celebrates its 40th birthday with a live episode which will have two weddings, two births and a mystery death - all packed into one hour.