Emmerdale At 40: Marriages and deaths – see how many there’ve been in 40 years!
Ahead of Emmerdale’s landmark 40th anniversary in October, the show’s bosses have been teasing us with all manner of hints about what’s going to happen in the live hour-long episode, as well releasing details of special spin-off shows.
We know there’s to be two weddings and a murder during the special anniversary shows, and so we thought we’d bring you a round up of the marriages and deaths that have happened in the village over the past four decades!
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There have been 95 deaths in the village since it began airing back in 1972 on October 16th, and included in that tally are the 6 deaths by shootings, accidental or otherwise, 10 murders, 8 suicides, 38 accidental deaths, 30 deaths by natural causes and 3 deaths that happened in mysterious circumstances.
On the happier subject of the village’s marriages, in the show’s history, we’ve seen more than a hundred proposals, and though 70 weddings were planned right up to the walking down the aisle, only 56 of the couples ended up actually married.
Other wedding trivia from Emmerdale includes the fact that there’ve been 17 wedding receptions held in the Woolpack, 7 brides have legged it on their wedding days, there have been 3 sham marriages, and 15 couples have married more than once.
The most married of all the characters is Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) who’s notched up 6 weddings to 4 women and had 7 kids.
Not bad for a tiny village eh?
We’ll bring you more 40th trivia and news soon!