Coronation Street is CANCELLED this week – but why?

Expecting your usual dose of drama from the cobbles? Think again...

Coronation Street

by Hannah Mellin |
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Coronation Street fans will be left devastated with the news that the usual soap schedule - that airs double-bill episodes on certain days - has been jigged around to make way for the final week of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Tonight's episode of Corrie will be cut down to just the one as coverage from the jungle and on Friday, just two days ahead of the reality show final, there will be no episodes - AT ALL.

Wednesday will see a one-hour long episode aired.

What would you rather watch?

Scarlett Moffatt

Some devoted Corrie fans are not happy with the news and took to social media to vent their frustrations.

One wrote: "Excuse me why is I’m A Celeb on at 8.30 tomorrow, not feeling missing an episode of Corrie."

Another viewers added: "Oh no! There's less #Corrie on tonight."


Scarlett Moffatt

This is not the first time a telly schedule change has enraged viewers, as ITV took a beating from fans when they cancelled the soap for football match coverage earlier this year.

However, good things are on the horizon, as Coronation Street will permanently debut a sixth weekly episode.

Earlier this year, ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, said:

"I am a life-long fan of Coronation Street and one of the first things I wanted to explore when I became Director of Television was taking the production to six episodes a week.

"The soaps are the cornerstone of the ITV schedule. Coronation Street continues to produce some of the finest drama and comedy on television.

"It is a hugely important part of what has defined ITV throughout its history, and I want it to continue to be right at the heart of what ITV defines in years to come."


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