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'Emmerdale' 40th anniversary live episode - live blog

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Emmerdale's 40th anniversary celebrations reach their highlight this evening (October 17) as the ITV1 soap broadcasts an hour-long live episode set entirely on-location at the show's village base.

Fans have been told to expect a big night of drama for the Yorkshire village, featuring two births, the aftermath of the two recent weddings, and an untimely death with huge repercussions…

We'll be live blogging the special episode tonight and you can join the conversation with other fans using the comments section below. Will the cast's fears of bad weather be realised? Will anyone forget their lines? Or will everything run smoothly? Join us here from 7pm to find out!


20:05So that's the end of Carl King! And it looks like Chas is all set to get the blame - with Cameron covering up his involvement, she'll no doubt fear that she delivered the killer blow. The Emmerdale cast will all be on ITV2 now to discuss the aftermath, with hopefully some gossip shared about what's to come next. Some fantastic performances from the cast tonight - but we reckon Carl will be missed by Digital Spy readers! Share all of your reactions to tonight's episode in the comments below.


20:00Cameron leaves a lifeless Carl behind. Carl is officially dead! Meanwhile, the wedding reception gets back on a happy note for the Maceys with fireworks in the sky. But Debbie has messages on her phone - did Carl reveal the truth before his death? Emmerdale Live concludes with final shots of the main players and the fireworks.


19:58Happier scenes at the hospital as Cain and Zak are brought together by Jack's arrival. Even Cain and Charity are getting on well, which is a turn up for the books!


19:57Carl vows that he'll continue getting away with his bad behaviour as he's indestructible. But then Cameron hits him with the brick - it seems it could be the end of Carl King...


19:56At the garage, Cameron approaches Carl but refuses to get help unless he agrees to stop his blackmail. Carl tries to stand up for a fight with Cameron, but it's clear he's too weak. Cameron clutches the brick...


19:55More Macey bickering at the reception as Katie and Megan face off. Megan stuffs her enemy's face in the wedding cake!


19:54Adam kisses Victoria at the wedding reception, just as Dan gets ready to sing 'I Will Survive'! His family steps in to save him from public humiliation. Back at the garage, Carl is in a bad way following the blow from the brick. He gets out his phone, but struggles to use it...


19:52We're back for the final part of Emmerdale Live. Chas flees from Carl, and a curious Cameron spots her. At the pub, Diane has received a call from the hospital - Debbie is calling her baby Jack Sugden! Just as Diane shares the news with Ashley, a terrified Chas bursts in.


19:48Newsflash - Nikhil is conscious again. He's delighted to meet his baby girl. Back at the garage, an emotional Carl tells Chas that he killed his own dad for her - there's no way he's letting her get away this time. Their row turns physical as he pins her to the ground, trying to force himself on her. But she fights back by attacking him with a brick. With Carl now lying on the ground in a sorry state, it's time for the final ad break!


19:45Debbie is tearful at the hospital as she holds her baby - she expresses how much she already loves her new child. At the campervan, Chas is repulsed by Carl and pushes him away. She finally comes clean - she could never sleep with Carl again. Carl confesses that he knew all along but he gets rough with her and pushes her to the side of the garage. Chas is terrified.


19:42Megan struggles to believe Robbie is telling the truth as he defends himself. At the campervan, Carl climbs on top of Chas and she continues to lie that she wants to be with him. He kisses her, but it's clear that Chas's heart isn't in it.


19:41Megan rants at Robbie for betraying her and he struggles to defend himself. As Chas heads out of the campervan, she tries to make excuses and kisses Carl to prove that she still wants him. He ushers her back inside the van - it seems that he wants Chas to show what she really wants by sleeping with him. Will Chas really go through with it?


19:39Debbie holds her baby boy at the hospital. Meanwhile, the Spencers have invaded the posh reception - leaving Katie miffed. But that's the least of her worries as Robbie turns up too.


19:37Now Gennie's baby has arrived - and Nikhil faints!


19:36Back at the campervan, Chas and Carl continue to bicker. At the hospital, we get our first birth as Debbie's baby arrives. Just Gennie to go now, as Nikhil consults his birthing app!


19:35We're back. At the posh reception, Megan asks Jai if he knew anything about Declan's scheming - and announces that Robbie is dead to her if he's betrayed her.


19:31Dan announces to Ali and Ruby that Chas is leaving him. At the garage, a fleeing Chas tries to start the campervan - but then Carl turns up. Second ad break!


19:27At the hospital, Debbie calls Cameron and leaves a message - she needs him there now. With Gennie in labour at Chas and Dan's reception, a stressed-out Nikhil calls an early end to the celebrations as everyone frets about the fact that the baby is on the way.


19:25Gennie's contractions become more intense - this baby is coming now! Over at the pub, Dan is livid with Chas and storms out as he thinks she's already trying to walk out on him. This marriage is going well so far!


19:23Carl vs. Cameron continues and now it's getting heated. Cameron warns Carl to leave him and Chas alone, and even considers attacking him with a heavy object from the church. Carl King escapes unscathed, though, as Cameron doesn't have the bottle to go through with it. At the pub, Dan walks in to find that Chas wants to flee ASAP.


19:20At the church, Cameron tries to scare off Carl by recalling the story of a troublesome old acquaintance who met a grisly end. Carl won't be intimidated so easily, though. Back at the Maceys' reception, Katie drops the bombshell of Robbie's pay-off from Declan in a private chat with Megan. Megan doesn't believe her, but Katie advises her to ask Robbie about it.


19:17Back from the ads, and Gennie is playing down the fact that she may be experiencing contractions.


19:12Nicola is worried about Jimmy's fight with Carl, but he asks her to back off. As 'Maurel' gossip about Chas's strange mood, Carl heads to meet Cameron at the church. Maybe they'll sort this one out with help from the Bible? Unlikely. First advert break now!


19:10Chas makes an excuse to leave her low-key wedding reception by saying that she needs to change her dress. She heads to The Woolpack, with the interior set built especially for this episode! Can anyone spot the difference?


19:08Back at the Maceys' party, Katie tries to get rid of Megan and the pair bicker. Katie hints that Megan shouldn't trust Robbie. At the hospital, Andy turns up to be there for Debbie.


19:07At the hospital, there's a touching moment for Cain and Zak as Cain thanks his dad for being there for Debbie. In the hospital room, Debbie is panicking over the fact that Cameron isn't there.


19:05Chas begs Carl not to reveal her secret affair, and luckily for her, he's interrupted by a phone call from Cameron who wants to meet him. Time for a showdown! Speaking of showdowns, Megan turns up at Declan and Katie's reception with a face like thunder.


19:04Trying to ignore Carl, Chas heads out of the church with her new husband, but she knows things could be about to go horribly wrong. Debbie, meanwhile, is rushed into the hospital.


19:02At the same time, the posh reception is under way for Katie and Declan.


19:01As the theme music plays, we begin with snapshots of all the major players tonight. An angry Carl waits outside the church, where the atmosphere is happy for Chas and Dan. Then he heads inside...


19:00Here we go - and we've been warned to expect scenes that some viewers may find upsetting. Crikey!


18:56The ITV News has finished and there are just a few minutes to go until the live episode begins! Good luck to all the cast and crew.

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