Emmerdale and Coronation Street fans furious as soaps cancelled again because of football

Soap fans were left furious after learning that both Coronation Street and Emmerdale had been cancelled yet again.

Coronation Street was due to air at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on Friday, but because of the England versus Albania football match, ITV decided to postpone the shows.

And fans weren't happy to learn that the two long-time soap favourites haven't even made it onto Monday night's schedules as the World Cup 2022 qualifier games continue with England taking on San Marino.

This means that loyal soap watchers won't be able to get their Corrie and Emmerdale fix until Tuesday evening.


"Why can't @itv put the football on @itv2 we want #corrie and #emmerdale," one person tweeted.

Another wrote: "TUESDAY?! WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY FOR A NEW EP?! #Emmerdale," another vented.

A third added: "#Emmerdale hey @ITV you do know you've got other bloody channels u could've shown the soaps or football."

A fourth said: "Hmmf! There is no #Emmerdale or #Corrie on tonight. Stupid football."

After the show was initially cancelled on Friday due to the football, viewers even threatened to switch over to ITV's rival channels.

"I normally only watch ITV keep on doing this sort of thing and I shall stop watching ITV and change to your rival," one person tweeted.

It comes after Emmerdale and Coronation Street aired hour-long specials on Tuesday 9 November, which clashed with EastEnders and The Great British Bake Off to coincide with Friday's football schedule.

The two soaps will return on Tuesday November 12, with an hour-long special of each.

Despite the frustrations, viewers are usually in for a treat at the end of the year as their favourite soaps usually have Christmas and New Year festive specials.

An upcoming storyline on Emmerdale will see Meena Jutla, played by Paige Sandhu, lash out while Noah Dingle, played by Jack Downham, makes a life-changing decision.

Over on the Cobbles, Kelly Neelan, played by Millie Gibson, navigates life after becoming homeless.

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