Emmerdale has released a sneak-peek look at Joe Tate dicing with death in this week’s episodes when he makes a potentially deadly quarry jump.
In a new video, actor Ned Porteous takes us behind the scenes on the ITV soap’s location shoot in Chorley where he (or rather, his stuntman) makes the leap into icy water from a great height.
EXCLUSIVE: How far would you go to prove yourself? Ned Porteous takes us behind the scenes of Joseph's jump… #EmmerdaleVoted yet? http://bit.ly/2IuOR55
Posted by Emmerdale on Friday, April 27, 2018
The upcoming drama sees Joe take sibling Noah up on a dangerous dare. “Joe is trying to impress his brother. That’s definitely part of why he jumps,” says Porteous. “Plus he also has a fear of heights, so he wants to see if he can do it for himself.”
The trouble is that, following the plunge, Joe doesn’t resurface and Noah is left terrified that his brother is dead. So has the village businessman come to a watery end?
One thing’s for certain: despite the peril and high drama on screen, the Emmerdale team enjoyed their chance to visit a new location for the tense scenes.
“We got to take the whole crew over the Pennines. And it’s always fun going somewhere else because it feels like a school trip,” says Porteous. “Everyone was in really good spirits. Even though it was freezing, it was still a good time.”
Visit our dedicated Emmerdale page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.