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'Emmerdale' star Gaynor Faye 'looking forward to live episode'

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Emmerdale star Gaynor Faye has said that she is expecting "a real thrill" when the soap goes live later this year.

The ITV1 drama will broadcast a live episode as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations in October, as Digital Spy exclusively revealed last month.

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Faye, who plays Home Farm businesswoman Megan Macey, has now expressed her excitement over the challenge in store.

She told Inside Soap: "I've done lots of theatre and enjoy that buzz, so I think there'll be a real thrill when we go live.

"You have to know your lines, that's for sure! I watched the Coronation Street live episode - it was fantastic."

Megan and her half-brother Declan (Jason Merrells) are currently busy planning a music festival on screen, but Faye confessed that she would not follow in their footsteps in real life.

She said: "I've never been to a festival and to be honest, I don't want to! You're either that type of person or you're not, and I'm just not. I like to go to concerts where I've got a seat and can find my drink - and don't have to wear my wellies!

"So I've never been into camping and roughing it, yet here I am in Emmerdale organising a festival and covered in mud half the time. That's the life!"

Emmerdale continues tonight (June 15) at 7.30pm on ITV1. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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