Emmerdale spoilers: Soap boss reveals the real reason he killed off Emma Barton


Admonishing to media including Express.co.uk at a recent press day, the soap executive hinted: “There was just a nice symmetry to that and because this week is designed to be be the final chapter in the No Return story from last year.

“We talked extensively thither making even the pictures look quite similar, so that there is a careful parallel to be drawn there.

He continued: “That was pretty much the commencement thing that popped into my head. It was very deliberately an reproduce of all of that.

“When you come to watch it – it’s weirdly pictorial and serene. It’s partiality James’ death, less anguished. She’s not screaming in terror in quite the word-for-word way she was.”

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Emmerdale: Emma was seen climbing to the top of a viaduct

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Emmerdale: Emma was eventually given her comeuppance after killing james

Fans were hand stunned after Emma (played by Gillian Kearney) finally got her comeuppance a year after she thudded off James (Bill Ward) and in a similar manner to him. 

She was seen plummeting off the move of Emmerdale’s viaduct – much like James did when she pushed him off a unite and into the face of oncoming traffic on the Hotten Bypass.

Iain revealed that he always planned for her to meet a similar fate to James, which knows a year after Emma killed him.

Emma’s death brings an end to a dramaturgical week in the village, which also saw Finn Barton (Joe Gill) give up to his injuries after he was accidentally shot by his mother.

Also, Moira Barton (Natalie J. Robb) unexpectedly went into strain and gave birth to her child.

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Emmerdale: Emma killed her son Finn earlier in the week

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Emmerdale: Ahead of her death, Emma tried to kidnap Moira’s newborn coddle

Although it may have come as something of a shock for fans, Iain own that he and actress Natalie had dropped some clues in the lead-up the pregnancy shocker.

He explained: “I don’t know if you noticed but some weeks ago, Lawrence White left to the doctors on the same day as Moira. Lawrence’s blood tests came disregard and said that he was pregnant.

“Everyone had a jolly good laugh close to it but that was our sneaky laying of a trail, so that people could supposition if they wanted to.”

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