ITV bosses pull Coronation Street off air with hours to go in major TV shake-up

Bosses at ITV have pulled Coronation Street from the airwaves just hours before the show is meant to broadcast.

It comes amid the growing chaos in soap schedules, which has seen other shows including Emmerdale and EastEnders having to be moved.

Usually, fans can indulge in the drama from Weatherfield every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8pm.

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In a shake-up to the long-running soap, bosses at the show opted to create three one-hour long episodes, switching it up from the half-hour shows with a separate program in the middle.

But in a major change to the schedule, fans of the show will be left disappointed after it was announced there would be no episodes on Friday night (September 22).

It comes as a result of England's clash with Scotland in the UEFA Women's Nations League being broadcast on ITV1 during the show's usual slot.

Fellow ITV soap Emmerdale is also being affected by the sporting action, airing at the earlier time of 7pm before the Home Nations take each other on.

However, whilst fans of show might hope that Friday's scheduling antics are a one-off, more disruption to the broadcast is coming.

Next week, updates on the cobbles will be interrupted yet again, but this time is down to the Rugby World Cup.

Corrie will be taken off the airwaves on Friday evenings in order to make way for the sport, and instead will air over three nights from Monday to Wednesday at 8pm.

This as tension on the street could not be higher as killer Stephen's true nature is slowly revealed to residents.

One body – that of Leo Thompkins – has already been found and a second discovery is quickly coming to rock Weatherfield.

Leo was brutally murdered by Stephen last year, as but his body was found last Tuesday (September 19) when Ed and Ronnie Bailey, along with police officer Craig Tinker stumbled across his body in the building they were working on.

But can Stephen escape scot-free or will he have to strike again to ensure he will be a free man?

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