Emmerdale back on set as 6 “tense” lockout episodes are filmed for June

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Emmerdale actors and crew are back on set and will film six “tense” lockout episodes.

This comes eight weeks after the ITV soap opera was forced to stop filming.

Everyone on the set of Emmerdale will respect social distancing measures and will wear make-up and sort their own clothes.

The episodes will take place from June and will take place just after the end of the filmed episodes.

They will also focus on relationships in various households in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.



Cast and Emmerdale team back on set



The actors and the team are all socially distanced on the set

Present this morning, Sharon Marshall announced the news to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

She revealed that the episodes filmed would include: Cain and Aaron (Jeff Hordley and Danny Miller), Chas and Paddy (Lucy Pargeter and Dominic Brunt), Sam and Lydia (James Hooton and Karen Blick), Marlon, Al and Ellis (Mark Charnock , Michael Wildman, Aaron Anthony), Mandy and Vinny (Lisa Riley and Bradley Johnson) and Jimmy and Nicola (Nick Miles and Nicola Wheeler).



Sharon Marshall said everyone was happy to come back



Sharon revealed that episodes were filmed in pairs or trios

Measures to ensure the safety of everyone on the set will also include a team using their own disinfected equipment, office staff working from home and a ban on filming on site.

The crew also attended a meeting with the company’s medical advisor and participated in a health and safety orientation during which the new workplace procedures were explained in detail.

Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson announced in a pre-filmed clip on the set: “We are back on set today, back with Emmerdale shooting our very special lock epsiodes.

“We are currently on set with Cain and Aaron, working on our stages, social distancing on and off the set, which is not easy but we are getting used to it and I think everyone is happy to be back . “



Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson announced the return of the soap today



Emmerdale resumed filming yesterday

Sharon said it was “buzzing” on set because everyone was “excited to be back.”

Providing more information on what viewers can expect from episodes, she explained, “They are called lock episodes and they are what we call two-phase, paired episodes.

“So these are two actors, very twinned. “

Sharing a clip of the sparse ensemble, Sharon revealed that some scenes had been filmed on an iPhone.



Aaron and Cain will be featured in one of the episodes



Sam and Lydia, newlyweds, may find it difficult to lock themselves up

Revealing that filming had started yesterday, Sharon said that all of the participating actors would be within two meters of each other at any time.

As the actors would be dealing with their own wardrobe, Sharon said they can bring home clothes if they match their character’s style.

The pandemic will feature in the lockout episodes, with characters reflecting on the nation’s gratitude to the NHS and applauding caregivers.



The crew must use their own equipment

John Whiston, ITV Managing Director, Continuing Drama, said, “It’s great that Jane and the Emmerdale team took on the challenge of running these episodes using the new drama shooting protocols while respecting government directives on social distancing.

“Besides, it will be great to see what people like Chas and Paddy and Jimmy and Nicola did while they were experiencing the same lockdown as us!” “

* This morning is broadcast on weekdays at 10 a.m. on ITV

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