Emmerdale Christmas first look sees bumpy ride for village as Rebecca Sarker teases twist

Emmerdale 's Manpreet Sharma star Rebecca Sarker has teased a first look at the ITV soap's Christmas episodes.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the actress, 47, shared a behind-the-scenes selfie of herself after a long day of filming as she teased what fans can expect over the festive season.

Rebecca penned: "Buckle up guys. It's going to be a bumpy ride for some residents of @emmerdale this Christmas" with a Christmas tree emoji.

She added: "Disclaimer – no cars were driven in the making of this story #carparkselfie #filming #finishedfortheday #backtomorrow."

The new teaser comes after an explosive few weeks on Emmerdale with four major characters killed off as part of the ITV soap's 50th anniversary.

Last month, Faith Dingle died after deciding to take her own life amid her devastating cancer battle, Liv Dingle was killed after being crushed by a caravan during the terrifying storm week and Harriet Finch died after she was caught in a deadly storm explosion.

While earlier this week, Al Chapman was killed after a violent gun showdown with Cain Dingle in another shocking twist on the hit ITV soap.

It comes as Emmerdale star Michael Wildman discussed his character Al's dramatic exit on Tuesday night, revealing his mum will be "crying like crazy".

Earlier this week, Cain and Al found themselves in a showdown after the latter's affair with Chas Dingle was exposed in dramatic scenes.

During the fight, both of their gazes fell upon the shotgun lying nearby and the episode ended with the camera panning outside the barn as a shotgun blast went off, with it revealed that Al had been killed on Tuesday's episode.

Discussing his explosive soap exit, Al star Michael has revealed that his mum will be devastated over the twist and will even be "crying like crazy".

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: "My biggest thing now is picking up the pieces for Mum, as she is going to be crying like crazy. But I don't think many others are going to be gutted Al is dead."

He continued: "I did have a lump in my throat when I finished filming because I’ve made some amazing friends with the cast and crew. You share so much together – like having babies, losing loved ones – and I feel like I've made a new family. A job like Emmerdale will always stay with you."

Michael added that a benefit of finishing on Emmerdale is he no longer has to commute to Yorkshire from his Oxfordshire home, which he shares with wife Ceri Ann Gregory and son Lucas, eight.

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The actor has already landed his first major role since leaving Emmerdale and will be involved in a Netflix drama called Baby Reindeer, where he plays a bar manager whose colleague has been stalked for 10 years.

Michael said: "My character is a bit of a wide boy but he is not a villain. The drama is being filmed in London which means I'll be able to come home to my bed every evening. It also means my wife can take on more projects herself."

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