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Emmerdale filming disrupted by weather as Rebecca Sarker says it’s been a ‘long week’

Emmerdale stars Rebecca Sarker and Kevin Mathurin, who play Manpreet Sharma and Charles Anderson, took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to share snaps of them on set as snow fell around them

Emmerdale filming appears to have come to somewhat of a halt over the weekend due to unexpected snowfall on set.

The much-loved ITV soap is filmed up north in Yorkshire where parts of the country have been experiencing cold temperatures.

But it seems cast and crew weren’t expecting it to snow as much as it did on Saturday.

Taking to her Instagram Story, actress Rebecca Sarker – who plays Manpreet Sharma – posted a selfie video as she stood in the snowfall in the middle of the village.

She captioned it: “Village life @ emmerdale snow on me,” while Lady Gaga’s hit track Rain on Me played over the top.

The next video clip showed Rebecca, 47, with the hood of her coat pulled up as she told her 18.2k followers: “End of a long week filming. Have a good weekend guys,” followed by a heart emoji.

A third post was a selfie of Rebecca and her co-star Kevin Mathurin, who plays vicar Charles Anderson.

She captioned the cute picture: “Snow stopped play today with @kevin_mathurin_official.”

Rebecca with her co-star Kevin Mathurin, who plays vicar Charles Anderson

Kevin also shared the snap on his Instagram page and wrote alongside it: “Filming on a Saturday? Mother Nature had other plans @emmerdale @itv.”

Rebecca commented on the post and wrote: “Man makes plans and God laughs…” to which Kevin replied: “Perfect.”

Rebecca’s character Manpreet is currently embroiled in the latest Meena Jutla drama, after her sister kidnapped Dawn Taylor on her wedding day.

Rebecca’s character Manpreet is currently embroiled in the latest Meena Jutla drama

The dramatic week ended with Dr Liam Cavanagh pushing serial killer Meena off the same bridge that she pushed his daughter Leanna from.

But it turns out Meena has survived the fall and looks set to be caught out once and for all next week on the ITV soap, after police finally arrested her for murder.

There were fears Meena might get away with her crimes, and another resident could be framed, as the detectives had no concrete evidence for three of her murders – only a bloodied glove linking her to Ben Tucker’s death.

As well as killing Ben, Meena has killed Leanna Cavanagh, a girl named Nadine and Andrea Tate – while she also tried to murder Vinny Dingle, Billy Fletcher, Dawn Taylor, Victoria Sugden, her own sister Manpreet Sharma and Princess the dog.