Coronation Street and Emmerdale viewers FUMING as soaps get cancelled for the football

Instead of Coronation Street and Emmerdale airing at their usual time-slots on ITV, the award-winning soaps will instead be replaced by the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals which are taking place in Russia.

However, the shows will only be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday, and will resume to their usual showings on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

While Emmerdale – which usually has a double bill on Thursdays – will make up for the schedule change by airing an hour-long episode on Tuesday.

It is not known when Coronation Street will air the extra episodes.

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Meanwhile, disgruntled viewers have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts over the soap schedule change.

One person said: “@itvcorrie am actually very sad cause Corries only on twice next week because of football #corrie.”

A different account put: “No way that a couple of episodes @emmerdale and @itvcorrie been put off because of the football next week.”

Another user commented: “Coronation Street being moved for football #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling.”

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While a different person added: “Why don’t ITV use ITV2 to show the football,  they’ve got 4 channels, the country will forgive them if it’s not on ITV1.”

However, this isn’t the first time soaps have been cancelled in favour of football.

Earlier this year, EastEnders’ Friday’s episodes were repeatedly replaced by FA Cup matches.

Fans were left reeling over the cancellation and expressed their annoyance at the football taking priority.

Emmerdale has made up for the cancelled episodes by airing hour-long shows [ITV]

While Emmerdale and Coronation Street were cancelled many times during Euro 2016.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street continue on ITV.


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