Coronation Street and Emmerdale confirm how they’ll catch up as ITV cancelled soaps after Prince Philip’s death


CORRONATION Street and Emmerdale have today confirmed how they will catch up, after the soaps were cancelled last night.

ITV pulled the two shows to make way for Prince Phillip coverage, after he passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle yesterday at the age of 99.

Read our live blog for the very latest news on Prince Philip’s death

ITV pulled their soaps last night to make way for coverage to mark the passing of Prince Phillip

Last night the broadcaster decided not to air Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and instead air special programming regarding the royal as a mark of respect.

ITV suspended all other viewing, apart from news programmes, to broadcast continuous coverage celebrating Prince Philip’s life.

Instead, each soap will get an extra hour long episode on Tuesday.

Emmerdale will start at 7pm and Corrie will follow at 8pm.

Emmerdale was taken off air yesterday
Corrie and Emmerdale will now air an extra one hour long episode each on Tuesday

Yesterday This Morning ended early to announce the Duke’s death.

During an interview with Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall, Eamonn Holmes cut in to say: “Sorry I have to interrupt you for some very, very important news because we now, viewers, have to end This Morning and go straight to the ITV newsroom for more.”

ITV newsreader Lucrezia Millarini then came on screen to announce the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

She said: “Good afternoon we are breaking into programmes to bring you an announcement from the Royal Household.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford ended this Morning half an hour early

This Morning was interrupted yesterday to break the news
ITV newsreader Lucrezia Millarini announced the sad news
ITV newsreader Lucrezia Millarini announced the sad news

“In the last few moments we have received the following significant statement.”

She then read the Queen’s statement about her 99-year-old husband.

The statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Lucrezia then told viewers: “Let’s take a moment to reflect on that news.”

The Duke of Edinburgh has died weeks after leaving hospital

The royal passed away two months and one day short of what would have been his 100th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh had been married to the Queen for 73 years.

His death comes just weeks after he was taken to London’s King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 after feeling unwell.

Two weeks later, he was transferred to St Bart’s Hospital for treatment for an infection and heart condition.

The flag above Buckingham Palace is flying at half mast

Buckingham Palace where Prince Philip lived with the Queen

Buckingham Palace then announced on Tuesday, March 16 he had been released from hospital and was in “good spirits” and “comfortable”.

Philip had dedicated his life to the Queen and died just before his 100th birthday in June this year.

Prince Philip has been one of the hardest working royals – since 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career marked by his famous gaffes, wit and wisdom.