ITV cancel Emmerdale and Coronation Street for England vs San Marino

Emmerdale and Coronation Street will not be airing in their usual Monday slots as ITV will be showing the San Marino vs England match.

The football will kick off at 7:45pm, with coverage starting at 7pm, which clashes with the soaps’ usual schedule.

England will be seeking to secure their qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for that game, as they only need a draw against lowly San Marino to be sure of it.

Rescheduling of ITV’s usual programmes has gone on before to accommodate international football, with it happening several times during the summer when Euro 2020 was on.

Regular viewers of the soaps won’t have to wait too long at all to catch up though.

Instead of the Monday slot, the programmes will be shown a day later (Tuesday November 16), with Emmerdale at 7pm, and 8pm for Coronation Street.

According to the Radio Times, the plot threads for Emmerdale for this week are: “Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) has a new target in mind, while Noah (Jack Downham) and Chloe Harris’ (Jessie Elland) Romeo and Juliet romance continues in Shakespearean style. 

“It’s also possible that someone might be leaving the village for good…”.

Meanwhile for Coronation Stret it reads: “Sam Blakeman (Jude Riordan) is still grieving the death of his mum when a prank backfires, Kelly’s (Millie Gibson) dire situation gets worse and a familiar face returns.”

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