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Emmerdale will celebrate its 50th birthday with an hour long episode on Sunday 16th October, exactly 50 years to the day since the programme first appeared on our screens.

To celebrate, Emmerdale unveils its official cast photograph taken earlier this year outside the Woolpack pub in the Emmerdale village in Yorkshire.

Everyone from the longest serving to our newer cast members, children and even the Dingle dog gathered in the Emmerdale village for this momentous occasion.

ITV previously announced a new one-off special documentary celebrating 50 years of Emmerdale which tells the story of how a sleepy daytime afternoon series about rural folk became the award-winning, ratings busting, peak-time drama that it is today.

A mixture of compelling classic Emmerdale clips and rarely seen gems will be mined from the archive for viewers to relish. From family feuds, fires and fights to more lighthearted moments from life on the farm and in the village that goes by the name of - Emmerdale.

They will feature alongside contributions from much-loved cast members, as the stars of Emmerdale past and present watch back their famous storylines to share reflections on their characters.

Emmerdale continued weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV.

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