By Chris King •
Published: 09 Apr 2021 • 19:37
CORRIE, Emmerdale, And East Enders Have All Been Cancelled Tonight In Honour Of Prince Philip
Friday night television’s normal feast of soap operas is being replaced by tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who sadly passed away this morning at Windsor Castle, aged 99.
Instead of the scheduled 8pm screening of the BBC soap, East Enders, viewers will get back-to-back BBC News Specials, and the same on ITV, where Emmerdale and Corrie have both been taken off air by ITV bosses, as a mark of respect to Prince Philip, to be replaced by back-to-back royal coverage, while the final of MasterChef will be rescheduled for a later date.
In an uncanny coincidence, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were interviewing Coronation Street star Alan Halsall live on This Morning, when news of the Duke Of Edinburgh’s death broke, with 61-year-old Eamonn saying, “Alan, I’m sorry but I have to interrupt you for some very important news. We now viewers have to end This Morning and go straight to the ITV Newsroom for more”.
Soap fans on Twitter made various comments, with some clearly unaware of the Duke’s passing, one user tweeting, “Not that it’s important but if my TV guide is right #EastEnders isn’t on tonight it looks like it’s the news all night”, with another adding, “Tonight’s #EastEnders episode will not air due to BBC News specials showing back to back”.
One East Enders fan obviously had no idea the soap had been cancelled when they tweeted, “I kind of hope @bbceastenders include a segment about Prince Phillip’s death in tonight’s episode, maybe. like Linda loves the royal family and Princess Diana … #EastEnders rip”, as reported by mirror.co.uk.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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