'Emmerdale' fans beside themselves after THIS huge change is aired during Liv and Aaron scenes

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Emmerdale saw Aaron and Liv make amends in last night's double bill. (Image credit: ITV)

Eagle-eyed Emmerdale fans were thrilled last night after spotting a big change in how the soap is being filmed. 

The two Thursday night episodes saw Liv (Isobel Steele) continuing to struggle in her battle with alcohol, this time going on a bender following her inappropriate advances on Jacob. 

Earlier in the week Liv had got drunk and made a pass at her friend, which was made all the worse due to the fact he is still grieving for his late on/off girlfriend, Leanna

Last night's episodes saw Liv sober up long enough to realise that what she had done was wrong, with the realisation that she also had nowhere to live also dawning on her after big brother Aaron had reached the end of his tether and threw her out of the house. 

But, despite Liv's apologies, David and Jacob asked her to leave the shop... only for her to swipe two bottles of booze on the way out. 

Taking the vodka to Leanna's grave, Liv got stuck into the alcohol and soon passed out and began vomiting, leaving fans panicking that she was about to choke to death on her own sick. 

Liv drunk and passed out by Leanna's grave in Emmerdale

Liv almost died after drinking too much vodka and passing out.  (Image credit: ITV)

Thankfully Aaron's boyfriend, Ben, managed to find Liv before it was too late, and she was quickly rushed to hospital where she was given treatment.

The fact his sister almost died made Aaron forget their argument and visit Liv in hospital, where the pair made up and Liv finally admitted she needed help for her drinking.

Aaron and Liv share a hug in Emmerdale

Emmerdale fans were thrilled to see filming restrictions had been eased so that cast can hug again.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, it wasn't just the emotional scenes that got viewers talking last night, it was also the fact that when they made up, Aaron and Liv managed to share a heart-felt hug - the first in more than a year due to social distancing in filming.

The fact the siblings were able to hug it out made the moment all the more believable, and fans were loving the change in filming...

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With Aaron vowing to stand by his sister's side as she battles her demons, could this be the turning point that Liv so desperately needs? 

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITV Hub now. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.