Emmerdale and Coronation Street in huge scheduling shake-up due to World Cup

Both Emmerdale and Coronation Street are set to air hour-long specials on Sunday after regular scheduling was disrupted by the World Cup.

With four matches a day during the group stage, some disruption was to be expected, as seen on Friday when neither Emmerdale nor Coronation Street aired their usual episodes.

Everyone’s favourite Yorkshire soap, Emmerdale, usually airs its episodes at 7:30 pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday, with a special hour-long episode on a Thursday, while Coronation Street usually follows at 8pm for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


On Sunday, November 27, Spain will face off against Germany in their Group E fixture, meaning both of the soaps have had to find workarounds.

Instead, Emmerdale will air an hour-long episode at 6pm, followed by Coronation Street at 7pm.

The changes have not gone down well with fans, many of which took to Twitter to share their frustration.

“Why can’t football be on BBC instead of disturbing the soaps,” wrote one person, while another said, “@ITV Taking all the day time TV and soaps off the telly for the football is so annoying.”

However, fans will be happy to know that the finale of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is untouched by the football scheduling and will continue to air at 9pm on ITV for the 2022 final.

Following Mike Tindall’s exit during Saturday’s show, which was only made more emotional when his wife Zara appeared on the bridge, there are just three celebrities left in the jungle.


Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner, whose hilarious attitude has drawn comparisons to Joey Essex, will face off against former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and England Lioness Jill Scott in the hopes of being crowned the 2022 winner.

However, Matt's place in the final has left many fans up and down the country shocked, but not many were as furious as Piers Morgan who appeared to led a chorus of angry celebs in protest.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter to write: “That Matt Hancock, who should be doing his job as an MP, may win I’m A Celebrity after his appalling handling of the pandemic & shameful sacking for breaking his own lockdown rules, is a damning indictment of the celebrification of politics & the British public’s amnesia.”

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