Emmerdale filming halted over safety concerns involving epic burning barn stunt with Moira and Emma Barton

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Emmerdale filming was shut off for several hours while filming the burning barn stunt involved Moira Barton and Emma Barton, played by Natalie J Robb and Gillian Kearney. 

During an action packed week for the Dales, Moira and Emma were caught in one of the barns as it accidentally caught alight when a light was hit with a pitchfork. 

As the tussle between the two escalated, Emma admitted the truth about what had happened to husband James before Moria dropped a surprising truth – she had just gone into labour. 

An Emmerdale spokesperson confirmed to OK! Online that the filming had been stopped at one point.

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They told us: “Emmerdale and ITV take the health and safety of our cast, crew and production team incredibly seriously.  

“When working alongside outside suppliers, special effects or stunt teams if there is ever any doubt about the safety of a sequence, we will always take measures to make sure everything is safe before continuing.”

The spokesperson concluded by reiterating: “Safety always comes first.”

The nation is currently gripped by the Yorkshire-based soap opera which, in its latest episode, saw Finn Barton fighting for his life in hospital while Emma kidnapped her newborn grandchild and made a break from special care.

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Fans were immediately discussing their fears that the baby could be in danger after being taken from the unit

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The character snuck into the baby’s hospital room dressed in a nurses outfit as the police continued to search for her after the barn fire.


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Though she initially told the baby that she was having to go away, Emma seemed to have a change of heart and stormed out the hospital with the baby in her arms.

As the episode ended, fans were none the wiser as to what Emma’s plans are for the child.

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But after a teaser hinted the character, who’s unaware she’s shot her own son Finn, could be set to take her own life, fans are worried for the baby’s welfare.

Emmerdale continues Thursday at 7pm and 8pm on ITV. 

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