Emmerdale is one of the UK’s longest-running soaps – but we assume you didn’t know about these fun things about the show’s incredible set!
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Emmerdale has established itself as one of the best soaps in the UK – but there are some secrets on set that fans may not be aware of!
Viewers of the ITV drama have watched over the past few months as the series entertains fans with huge storylines, including a gunfight and ultimately the capture of evil serial killer Meena Jutla , the devastating health battle that Marlon Dingle faced after he suffered a massive stroke and stunt during Super Soap Week saw many of the characters nearly die.
Even as a die-hard fan of the show, you may not know that there is a home on the set that has never been seen on screen.
Here, the Mirror has revealed some of the biggest secrets from the show’s setting including a real-life cemetery and how clever bosses make sure the village looks like it’s been around for ages. five.
Mold is something we all face in our homes at some point, but trying to get there when you don’t have it isn’t as easy as you think! To make the village look like it’s been around for years, the bosses decided it was best to create a fake mold effect.
To do this, they spread yogurt and manure on the wall to make it look more realistic.
Entertainment reporter Richard Arnold revealed on Good Morning Britain recently: “To make it look like a centuries-old and tended village, they’ve ground the stones down to make it look like like the real thing,” entertainment reporter Richard Arnold revealed on Good Morning Britain recently.
“Here’s a top DIY tip for you, they throw yoghurt and manure against the wall to encourage lichen growth.”
Elsewhere, there’s a secret hidden house on the set that no one can see! The team at Emmerdale used to shoot in a real village, but they switched to a pre-built purpose, which allowed them to create some very special hideouts on set.
Wondering where all the crew is going – or where the cast prepares for their scenes – some of the houses on the street were actually the production site of the show during the filming days. They’re never seen as close-ups on screen but some homes are where show staff store their props or where actors go to get their hair and makeup done.
Upon arriving at what was billed as Harriet Finch’s home, Richard revealed the building’s true purpose on the Leeds setting: “For me, this has always been Edna’s home – now Harriet and co live here and if you want a touch and a tickle, this is the place to go, because it’s literally the makeover whenever the cast and crew are here.”
The village would be complete without the cemetery and Emmerdale is the only soap of its own!
The cemetery – the site of Liam and Meena’s incredible chase scene – is the resting place of many of the show’s most famous characters, but fans may not know that there are actually some actual gravestones as well. being there.
It all happened when a cemetery in London was being cleared for development, and the steles that were left there were later removed and sent to Yorkshire. However, fans will be happy to know that the bodies weren’t moved either, so those are just the first steles that are real, not the plots they plot!
Several scenes of the film – including those at David’s shop – were shot on a special set in a Leeds studio, as the narrow, small village buildings made it difficult for the cast and crew to move around a bit!
* Emmerdale airs on ITV every weekday night at 7:30pm.
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