The ITV1 drama goes live for a one-off special next month as part of the programme's 40th anniversary celebrations.
Makarem's character Nikhil Sharma is among those taking centre stage in the big birthday week, as the businessman's partner Gennie Walker (Sian Reese-Williams) will go into labour.
Appearing on Daybreak today (September 19), Makarem explained that he is hoping to enjoy the experience of the challenging live broadcast.
Pictured: Rik Makarem on Daybreak
He said: "[I'm] very excited. I think all the cast generally are quite pumped up about it. I think we're all privileged and quite honoured to be part of that big celebration, that milestone.
"And I've definitely got to say this - there's no tricks with this live episode. [It's a] tribute to the creative team and the production team - we're really going for hearty storylines."
In the meantime, this week's episodes see Nikhil attempt to help Gennie prepare for motherhood by giving her a learning aid baby to look after.
Makarem commented: "You know, this is his way of dealing with it. For Nikhil, it's a NASA mission to become a father, and he needs to get every base covered. If this is going to make Gennie become a good mum and help her confidence, then this is what he's going to do!"
Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV1.