Emmerdale star reveals huge anniversary week secrets including throwbacks to ITV soap’s first ever episode | The Sun

EMMERDALE's Kim Tate will mark a new era when she ties the knot in the soap's huge anniversary week.

But actress Claire King has revealed older viewers may spot a few nods to the past too.

Viewers will see her riding through a stunning landscape on horseback like Marian Wilks (Gail Harrison) did in the first ever episode of Emmerdale back in 1972.

It’s just one of many tributes to the soap's premier 50 years ago.

Claire explained: "We have filmed the hand going through a cornfield and getting on a horse.

"Both were replicated from the first episode, which is very special. To be a part of this show 50 years on is amazing."


5 explosive things Emmerdale’s 50th anniversary special needs to deliver

EastEnders’ Bobby Brazier and Danielle Howard play down romance rumours

Kim's wedding outfit is also styled on the one worn by Marian Wilks back in 1972.

She went on: "I did have a say in the outfit as I have to wear it quite a lot and there are a few stunts so it had to be something that was not only comfortable to wear all day but still looked flash.

"Kim has always been an equestrian. So we felt it had to have an equestrian streak.

"She actually arrives on a horse side saddle to her wedding. It had to look great, stand out but be comfortable for riding. It’s a different look and certainly not a meringue cake!"

Most read in Showbiz


Love Island star gets engaged in stunning sunset proposal


Charlotte Crosby shares first snaps after giving birth to baby girl


Robbie Coltrane’s daughter shares touching tribute to dad on Instagram


Bobby Norris looks very different on flight to Ibiza with tan and facial hair

Kim’s scene isn’t the only nostalgic nod to early Emmerdale.

Director Ian Bevitt explained: "Eagle-eyed viewers will spot similarities with the opening of the very first episode and the opening of the 50th episode.

Read More on The Sun

NTAs viewers spot secret feud as top stars fail to clap Holly and Phil

I headed to Primark and can’t believe how much I spent, and not in a good way

"And there are nods to older characters no longer with the show."

Tim O’Mara, who shared directing duties on the special episodes with Ian, added: "We’ve featured some iconic symbols of the village in the main street – we’ve also sprinkled some visual references to Emmerdale’s history that we hope the fans will appreciate."

Source: Read Full Article