"There was no suicide note - that means there's a lot more questions to answer starting tomorrow." Viewers were convinced last week that Ross had in fact murdered his mother after he was shown fleeing from the viaduct after she fell. "There was just a nice symmetry to that and because this week is designed to b the final chapter in the no return story from last year, we actually talked extensively about even making the pictures looking quite similar so that there is a deliberate parallel to be drawn there.
Running down the bank to the valley below, he nearly reached Emma as she slipped away but instead ran off when a dog walker found her body. "So that was pretty much the first thing that popped into my head after oh I’m so sorry to hear that – how am I going to kill you off? The sequence when you come to see it is pictorially quite beautiful and a bit serene really, so it’s like James’s death but less anguished.
Her character was one of several written out by executive producer Diederick Santer that year.
On 14 November 2008, Barton sang live for Children in Need in the BBC studios in London.
In one of the most dramatic story lines Emmerdale has ever seen, fans were rocked when they saw the character die in hospital after he was kidnapped, drugged, and pushed off bridge by his deranged wife Emma Barton.
Dressed in her quilted sleeveless vest, Emma puts on a sombre performance as she attempted to hide her horrifying crime in front of the police and alongside her shell-shocked sons - unsure what either know. The most important thing for us is the drama of it, that it works as a programme.
Barton attended Horndean Community School in Hampshire from 1989 to 1993, and then trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 1998.
Emma plunged from the viaduct bridge after seemingly deciding to take her own life, but viewers discovered that her son Ross was there at the same time.He was visited by his crazed wife in hospital, who tried to finish the job of killing him as he lay on life support after an operation to reduce the pressure in his brain and to fix his punctured lung and fractured spine.'You get one shot at it and it absolutely has to work. I'm delighted it's going down well.'The action then switched to Robert (Ryan Hawley) and Aaron (Danny B Miller), who have kidnapped Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson), which saw them narrowly missed the pile up, but crash into a water-filled quarry.Miss Barton, 19, whose mother died just a few years ago, had been travelling with boyfriend Chris Burbull and her family from a funeral when they were caught up in the carnage of Britain’s worst motorway crash for 20 years.‘I think they just had each other.’ Miss Barton’s father, Michael, was wheelchair-bound.Neighbours said he had been ‘poorly’ for some time and would not have been able to escape the wreckage of the crash.