Emmerdale live 40th anniversary episode date and time revealed

The special hour-long birthday instalment will mark four decades of the soap later this month on ITV1

ITV1 has confirmed that Emmerdale’s live episode will air on Wednesday 17 October at 7pm. 


The 40th anniversary of the soap will be marked with an hour-long instalment that features two wedding celebrations, two births and an untimely death. 

Series producer Stuart Blackburn has commented: “In our spectacular live episode viewers will be taken on a whirlwind journey encompassing every life experience from the two cradles to the grave with love, hate and betrayal along the way. We want to avoid speculation as to which character dies but suffice to say it will have major, far-reaching repercussions.” 

Following the episode, ITV2 will show a live aftermath programme hosted by Stephen Mulhern.