LIFE in the Dales will never be the same, after a deadly storm descended on the villagers of Emmerdale.
Fans now fear the death toll will rise, and are keen to know who will meet their maker next on the hit ITV soap.
Harriet was the first to die in Emmerdale’s deadly storm
Sam Dingle was impaled on an upturned digger – but will the Emmerdale favourite survive?
Who has died in the Emmerdale Storm?
To commemorate the soap’s 50th anniversary, all this week the Emmerdale villagers are embroiled in a deadly storm.
The action kicked off on Sunday, October 16, 2022 and will conclude with a special Saturday night edition of the show (October 22, 2022)
So far (as of October 19, 2022) two people have been confirmed dead, with many feared to die soon.
Harriet Finch, played by Katherine Dow Blyton, died after falling from her quad bike and being caught up in an explosion caused by lightning.
Liv has now been added to the growing death toll after becoming pinned up against a wall by a flyaway caravan.
Fans were left in tears as her distraught husband Vinny was forced to say his final goodbyes to her as she slipped away.
Director Tim O’Mara has revealed the death toll wouldn’t stop at Harriet and Liv, and could go up to as many as EIGHT people.
Speaking to ITV Yorkshire, he said: “No one is safe. There’s a possibility of eight or nine characters not being around for very long.
“We do go to the hospital on a number of visits, a number of people hurt by debris flying around the village, there are accidents in the woods, trees falling on people.
“There are massive accidents at the farm which might attract the attention of one or two characters.
“And there’s a massive problem in the village that will involve two of the other characters.
“Plus there’s some stunts in the woods nearby.
“And of course, there’s a wedding. So when you mix all of that up, all these ingredients, it’s going to be sensational. No one is safe.”
Does Sam Dingle Die on Emmerdale?
On Monday night (October 17, 2022) fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing when Sam Dingle was caught up in a herd of stampeding cows.
The gruesome scene saw the fan favourite – played by James Hooton – impaled on a digger’s spikes.
In Tuesday’s episode (October 18, 2022) Sam was seen taken to hospital, with his life hanging in the balance.
Actor James has played Sam on the soap since 1995, so it would be a HUGE blow to fans to see the loveable lad killed off.
Many fans took to Twitter to share their concern, with one saying: “Please please not Sam I can’t deal. He is the heart of Emmerdale.”
While another tweeted: “Sam is one of the best Emmerdale characters surely they can’t kill him off.”
But could it be the end of Sam? Actor James has even suggested his character could be killed off.
“You never know what this show is going to throw at you”, he told HOAR.
“You don’t know what the outcome’s going to be.”
Meanwhile, tense scenes also showed Kim Tate, portrayed by Claire King, survive after falling from her horse and hitting her head on a rock in the same electric storm.
Liv has died after being pinned against a wall by a caravan
Fans sobbed as Vinny said his final goodbye to his wife