Emmerdale halted production today (March 25) as a mark of respect to a crew member who has sadly passed away.
The ITV soap confirmed that filming had ‘stood down for today’ following the sad news.
It was also made clear that the crew member’s family has asked for privacy, and therefore their name has not been released to the public.
‘We can confirm an Emmerdale crew member has very sadly passed away,’ a spokesperson for the ITV soap told Digital Spy.
‘Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones of our colleague.’
‘As a mark of respect, we have stood filming down for today.
‘We’d like to abide by the family’s wishes for privacy at this very sad time and we’d ask the media to be respectful of this.’
The ITV soap is currently producing six episodes a week, as filming has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic following the first national lockdown.
Production was forced to shut down once again earlier this year, however, after members of the team tested positive for coronavirus.
‘We paused filming on Emmerdale last week due to some members of the team testing positive for Covid 19,’ a spokesperson said at the time.
‘We’ve carried out proper track and trace measures on those cases and undertook intensive cleaning of the production building, whilst reinforcing the health and safety protocols we have in place.
If you’ve got a soap or TV story, video or pictures get in touch by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.
Join the community by leaving a comment below and stay updated on all things soaps at our homepage.
MORE : Emmerdale spoilers: Lawrence Robb addresses Mackenzie Boyd and Aaron Dingle romance
MORE : Emmerdale spoilers: Lawrence Robb reveals aftermath of Mackenzie Boyd’s secret and teases reunion with Moira Dingle
The Soaps Newsletter
Includes exclusive content, spoilers and interviews before they’re seen on the site. Find out more »
Thanks for reading the whole article. If you wish to get an daily update about Emmerdale halts production after death of a crew member
, click on the bell button to subscribe for the notifications.
Also, we are now available on all social media:
Follow us for Giveaways and Offers: https://www.flow.page/g-covers
For any Paid Promotions contact us here: https://www.flow.page/g-covers