Coronation Street and Emmerdale snubbed for prestigious awards nomination

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ITV soap operas Coronation Street and Emmerdale have been snubbed by a major awards ceremony in a shocking move.

The Royal Television Society has failed to nominate either of the soaps for its upcoming Programme Awards ceremony.

Coronation Street has missed out on a nomination at the Royal Television Society awards

Emmerdale has also failed to receive a nod despite its huge 50th anniversary

Expected to be nominated in the category of Soap and Continuing Drama, the ITV favourites have missed out as RTS bosses nominated the BBC’s EastEnders and Casualty and Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks instead.

The snub will come as a shock to the ITV programmes as a result of them being the highest-rated soaps in the country.

Both Emmerdale and Coronation Street have turned out a number of gripping storylines over the past 12 months and the snub is likely to come as a blow to soap bosses.

Fans of Emmerdale have watched on as the show celebrated its landmark 50th anniversary with an epic line-up of episodes based around Kim Tate and Will Taylor’s wedding.

The carnage of both a storm and an unmissable cow stampede resulted in the deaths of Harriet Finch and Liv Flaherty, who was brutally left trapped underneath a caravan in unmissable television.

Emmerdale has also seen child killer Kyle Winchester face turmoil as his dad Cain Dingle went to prison for him over Al Chapman’s murder.

The fallout from the events and Al’s secret affair with Chas Dingle sent husband Paddy Kirk into a downward spiral and Kerry Wyatt was left packing as she fled the village.

Whilst over on the Corrie cobbles, Max Turner’s involvement in evil Griff’s terror plan took centre stage as well as Stephen Reid’s serial killer story arc that has seen him kill off father and son duo Leo and Teddy Thompkins.

The hard-hitting stories on both leading soaps have prompted a raft of comments from viewers who would have likely been expecting to pick up various accolades after another fascinating year of soap.

Emmerdale has missed out on picking up a nomination at the Programme Awards over the last few years despite achieving some of its highest viewing figures in its history.

Instead, it will be down to the BBC‘s flagship soap, EastEnders, to battle it out against long-running drama Casualty and teen favourite Hollyoaks to win the prestigious industry award.

EastEnders has managed to bag a nomination