Kim Tate’s Emmerdale co-star Claire King has discussed why it was so challenging to film the ITV soap’s 50th anniversary special.
As part of the Emmerdale special, Claire King’s character Kim Tate and Dean Andrews’ character Will Taylor got married. However, a storm that hit the Yorkshire Dales and put some villagers’ lives in danger turned their wedding day into a nightmare. The actress who plays the businesswoman admitted that filming “nearly finished me off.” Although Kim survived after suffering serious injuries when the storm tore through the woods as she was looking for Amelia Spencer (Daisy Campbell), the actress who plays the character.
In order to find Amelia, who had gone into labor early in a remote barn, Kim rode into the woods on her dependable horse named Ice.
She was joined by Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton), her love rival, who had been riding a quad bike through the woods looking for the pregnant teenager when she fell into a ditch and the quad bike landed on her.
When Kim discovered Harriet in such bad shape, she tried to help her, but things only got worse when a lightning bolt struck the quade bike and the two of them were caught in an explosion.
After the explosion, Harriet tragically died, leaving Kim with no choice but to leave her and look for assistance in the village.
Will was happy. Despite making it back to Emmerdale alive, Kim did not think she attempted to aid the police officer who was in trouble in the woods.
In spite of Harriet’s admission that she was still in love with Will before their extravagant wedding, Kim broke down in tears as she vowed to her husband that she would do everything in her power to assist her.
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Actress Claire admitted that filming against the wind machines was extremely challenging and put her on an antibiotics course before Harriet’s tragic death scene in Kim was broadcast.
The iconic soap star, 60, stated to thesuns.info and other media: “Regardless of how Kim’s story ended, being thrown around in the dirt while being thrown around in the woods almost killed me.
“It was actually quite a test, but I was very fortunate because, as you may know, I’ve been riding for the majority of my life, and the horse handled it perfectly with no issues at all.
Despite the fact that it is supposed to be October, the day was extremely hot, and despite the fact that I was wearing several layers, it was sweaty.
The actress added, “The woods were also very dusty and dry.”
Her eyes and nose swelled up after filming, and she was on antibiotics for about a week.
A large seedpod emerged from Claire’s nose and became infected after she finished the course of pills.
She joked, “It must have blown up there because of all those wind machines.”
Although it was somewhat upsetting, Katherine Dow Blyton and I were able to laugh a little.
Claire enjoyed the wedding scenes more as she entered the churchyard on her horse, though.
I had never ridden that horse before that day, but I had to trust the wrangler and go for a few test rides because you never know what might happen.
“He was completely fine, but I believe that if they sense your anxiety, they will become anxious. He was incredible, though, and we had to canter down hills.
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