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'Emmerdale' builds new Woolpack set for live episode

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Emmerdale's production team are building a new Woolpack set for the soap's upcoming live episode, it has been revealed.

The ITV1 drama has a live special lined up for its 40th anniversary in October, which will be shot entirely on-location at the programme's village base.

New Emmerdale title screen logo

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After various attempts to coax him into it, Paddy turns up at his suprise birthday in the Woolpack

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Although Emmerdale's village and studio-based interior sets are miles apart, show bosses are keen for The Woolpack to feature in the special episode.

Series producer Stuart Blackburn told TV Times: "The Woolpack building in the village is actually a shell and we shoot the interior scenes in our studio in Leeds. Obviously, we can't have the 40th birthday without the cast going into the pub, so we're building the inside of The Woolpack in the real building!"

The week of anniversary episodes is expected to span a 48-hour timeframe on screen.

Blackburn continued: "There will be two very, very different weddings and there are two babies being born, though again the circumstances behind the two births are entirely different.

"Hopefully, we'll have some of the funniest, most life-affirming and heart-warming scenes cut against the dark, destructive souls of some of our lead characters."

Emmerdale reaches its 40th anniversary on October 16. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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