emmerdale_xmas1The hour-long siege at the Woolpack attracted the soap’s best audience since the 40th anniversary live episode.

Last night killer Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) took a number of people hostage at the Woolpack which led to Alicia Harding (Natalie Anderson) being shot. The identity of who would be shot by Cameron had been kept secret.

The episode averaged 8.4 million viewers at 7.00pm, peaking with an impressive 9.3 million viewers. Emmerdale fans will find out tonight the conclusion to the cliffhanger as Cameron demanded Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) choose between herself and love rival Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) who he will shoot next.

Some of the cast spent time filming at the legendary Pinewood Studios. The cellar of the Woolpack was recreated so it could be flooded and play part of the biggest storyline in years. During Wednesday’s episode, Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) lay unconscious in the cellar as water began to pour in due to a storm in the village.

The killer Cameron storyline began during the soap’s live 40th episode in October 2012 when Cameron killed Carl King (Tom Lister). He went on to kill Alex Moss (Kurtis Stacey) on Christmas Day, pictured above, and then most recently the shocking killing of Gennie Sharma (Sian Reese-Williams) which eventually led to his arrest last month.

Speaking to ITV’s This Morning, Charnock revealed that ‘everyone is in danger’ and would not confirm whether his character will be safe.

Emmerdale continues tonight at 7.00pm and 8.00pm on ITV.

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