Emmerdale's James & Katie return for studio experience

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Emmerdale stars Bill Ward and Sammy Winward will be returning for a series of special events at the Emmerdale Studio Experience.

The all-new tourist attraction opened last year and is based at ITV's Burley Road Studios in central Leeds, where the show's indoor scenes all used to be filmed up until four years ago.

It offers fans a unique chance to step behind the scenes of the iconic soap, and things are about to get even more exciting with two former favourites making an appearance.

Bill – whose character James Barton met a grisly end in the epic car crash stunt last autumn – will appear at the Studio Experience for one night only on Friday, July 7.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Show stalwart Sammy – who played Katie Sugden for over 13 years – will also make a welcome return to the Dales for an evening of reminiscing on Friday, September 29.

The event offers Emmerdale enthusiasts the chance to discover all the secrets and stories of the ITV soap, as well as explore some of the sets.

The pinnacle of the evening will culminate in the famous Woolpack replica set where guests can pose for pictures, have a glass of wine or a pint, and listen to the stars talk about their time on the show.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Bill and Sammy's events come following the huge success of Kelvin Fletcher's sold out return to his former stomping ground last month.

Kelvin – who played Andy Sugden – also made a one-off appearance at the Woolpack replica, offering fans a chance to meet him in the flesh.

Limited tickets for An Evening with Bill Ward are on sale now and available to book online here.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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