Emmerdale has aired the most devastating and expensive stunt in its history – and potentially the history of UK soap.1fallA a series of vehicles have collided in a sequence that will see at least one character die. Viewers were left reeling by the devastating chain of events that was kicked off by James Barton being pushed from a bridge onto the motorway below by his crazed partner Emma.

He fell right onto the car of Ashley Thomas which overturned and rolled down the road before several more vehicles including that of Pierce Harris were also involved in the catastrophe. Paddy and Rhona’s car then followed as Emma watched in horror from above and a number of other cars, vans and trucks collided.

Robert and Aaron then followed, with their car swerving and plunging into the depths of the river by the road and as it sank lower, both lads – as well as Lachlan trapped in the boot – were left in a devastating position.

Ashley remained the only one confirmed still conscious as he looked at a message on his arm from Laurel saying that she loved him. In a confused state, will he manage to make it out of the carnage in one piece? Emma was unable to move as the enormity of the tragedy hit her – but fans will have to wait a little longer to find out who lives and who dies.