Coronation Street replaced by football as ITV change schedule in shake-up

Coronation Street's army of fans will have to wait another 24 hours for the double bill that usually airs on Wednesday evenings.

The usual schedule sees Corrie air at 7:30pm on Wednesday evening, before returning an hour later for another helping.

But tonight's line-up is slightly different, with the episodes moved to tomorrow (Thursday) evening.

Instead, England's World Cup qualifier against Poland, which kicks off at 7:45pm on ITV, will air in Corrie's place.

This means fans will have to wait to see how the love triangle between Tyrone Dobbs, Fiz Stape and Alina Pop pans out – with many speculating that this is the end for married couple Tyrone and Fiz.

Meanwhile, Ray Crosby was jailed after being convicted of the sexual assault of Faye Windass.

Monday saw its usual two episodes, and after tomorrow's double the soap will be back on Friday night for another double offering.

So all in all, Corrie devotees will be getting the same number of episodes as they usually do every week.

The Weatherfield lot aren't the only soap stars to be put on hold after EastEnders was moved in the BBC schedule to make room for Six Nations rugby.

Corrie finally managed to get back into its usual six-episode swing in September, after the pandemic forced ITV bosses to make some difficult decisions.

As health and safety considerations kept the stars and crew away from set, they opted to cut the schedule to three episodes per week rather than the usual six.

This was to make the episodes they had already filmed last as long as possible, until they could get back on set and film brand new scenes.

But in September the broadcaster managed to return it to its six weekly episodes, to the collective relief of soap fans everywhere.

BBC bosses, meanwhile, opted to take EastEnders off-air altogether over the summer.

*Coronation Street will return tomorrow night (Thursday 1st April) at 8pm on ITV, with a second episode airing at 8:30pm.

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