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Emmerdale and Coronation Street reduce number of episodes a week but vow to keep filming amid coronavirus pandemic – The Sun
CORONATION Street and Emmerdale will be reducing the number of episodes they air per week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The two soaps have vowed to keep filming though despite Government advice instructed people to remain at home and social distance.
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Coronation Street will be dropping three episodes per week – all of its 8.30pm episodes have been axed – while Emmerdale will be losing one.
Emmerdale will now air weeknights at 7pm while Corrie will follow at 7.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The change will allow the soaps to stay on air until July – even if production has to be shut down.
A statement released today read: "The continued transmission of both soaps is a priority to all of us at ITV and to our audiences who enjoy the shows. Whilst carefully adhering to the latest health advice from the Government and Public Health England, our production teams are continuing to film episodes in Manchester and Leeds.
"With this change of transmission pattern it will ensure we have great new soap episodes coming to air every weekday night until at least the early summer."With effect from Monday 30 March Coronation Street and Emmerdale's scheduling pattern will be changing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emmerdale will air Monday to Friday at 7pm and Coronation Street Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm."It had already been announced that the soap's over 70 cast were to be written out of future scenes while the pandemic continues.