Shot entirely on-location at the show's village base, the special edition will feature two wedding celebrations, the cries of two newborn babies bringing joy to their loved ones - and an untimely death which will shock the village.
Here, we present a closer look at the live episode with some key facts about the behind-the-scenes effort required for the broadcast.
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27 cameras will be used to film the live episode.
70 crew members will be working - almost double the number for a regular Emmerdale shooting day.
61 cast members will be involved.
4 minutes is the maximum time that actors will have to change and move between sets.
350 supporting artistes will be required in total.
5 generators will be used to power the village for filming.
4 newborn babies will be on set.
20 rain deflectors for the cameras will be on stand-by in the case of extreme weather.
50 microphones will be used.
110 hours of rehearsals have been organised in the build-up to the live. Cast will rehearse for 10 hours a day for 11 days.
23 make-up artists, 26 prop assistants and 30 costume crew will be required for the live episode.
4 golf buggies will be used to transport cast members around the village on the night.
1 stunt coordinator will be involved in the live as the cast will be doing their own stunts.
7 wedding dresses will be on standby during the live episode.
Emmerdale Live airs on Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm on ITV1.