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Emmerdale cuts weekly episodes again as soap confirms it won't be taken off air

Emmerdale will be cutting episodes down to two a week from three, after the coronavirus pandemic halted filming this year.

It had recently been confirmed that filming had continued in the studios, and cast and crew had to follow social distancing rules to stay within guidelines.

The soap has also revealed that six special lockdown episodes would be aired with limited characters indoors.

ITV has now confirmed that the show will remain on air for the foreseeable future, but with reduced episodes.

From Monday June 8, the soap will only air twice a week, but will return to three a week as soon as it is possible.

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It will air on Mondays and Wednesdays at the usual time of 7pm.

Emmerdale has revealed that the special episodes will air next month, with characters such as Cain and Aaron Dingle, Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk, and Nicola and Jimmy King being shown living in lockdown.

Emmerdale will alter its transmission pattern to two episodes from week beginning 8 June in order to stay on air.

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“The episodes scheduled will be those filmed featuring characters in lockdown.

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“They involve much loved characters – Sam and Lydia, Cain and Aaron, Mandy and Vinny, Marlon, Al and Ellis, Nicola and Jimmy and Chas and Paddy – experiencing the trials and tribulations of lockdown.

“The two episodes will air on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm on ITV for three weeks, before Emmerdale will then resume a three episode each week pattern.”

Meanwhile, Corrie star Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland, has revealed that the cast will be returning to filming in Manchester, and the producers’ priority is to finish eight half-made episodes.

Members of the cast have also hinted that some storylines could be re-written to adapt to the coronavirus halting filming.

Emmerdale continues on Friday at 7pm on ITV.

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