SOAP fans have been left torn between their favourite soaps as Emmerdale and EastEnders go head-to-head as schedule shake-up starts this week.
The move – which starts from March 7 – will see ITV’s Emmerdale shift from its usual 7pm slot to 7.30pm.
This means that the countryside soap will clash directly with BBC One’s EastEnders.
EastEnders will no longer air episodes on a Friday, with a “simplified schedule” that will see it air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It will see uninterrupted hour-long episodes of Coronation Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.
EastEnders said the new schedules would kick off with what it called a “hugely exciting” week of plots that will include killer Gray Atkins finally being exposed.
The changes have left fans unhappy with many expressing their outrage.
One asked, referring to Emmerdale’s ongoing storyline involving Meena Jutla: “How am I supposed to choose between you and Meenadale?”
Another posted: “This new schedule will kill off EastEnders, no one will tune in as they’ll be watching Emmdale.”
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