ITV is overhauling its soap schedule for the first time in decades, and both Emmerdale and Coronation Street are celebrating with major storylines.
The serial killer Meena Jutla’s (Paige Sandhu) saga is far from over, as she targets sister Manpreet Sharma (Paige Sandhu) once more on the Dales soap.
Meanwhile, Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) has a big surprise in store for her, and Charity and Chas Dingle are in the middle of a bar fight (Emma Atkins and Lucy Pargeter).
Charity and Chas, cousins, have declared war on each other in Emmerdale!
The Yorkshire-based soap, which airs at 7.30pm on five weeknights, features unmissable drama as it begins a new chapter in the soap’s history.
The Dingles are known for their feisty relationships, and with special events at The Woolpack and the B&B scheduled for the same day, the warring landladies take sides and cause havoc in a game of one-upmanship.
Charity and Chas try everything they can to ruin each other’s plans, and when they finally meet, all hell breaks loose!
Mandy (Lisa Riley) is distraught when she learns that her only son has married his girlfriend Liv (Isobel Steele) without her knowledge.
When Mandy explains that she feels betrayed and that his secret wedding is completely disrespectful, Vinny (Bradley Johnson) is filled with guilt. Will Vinny and his new wife Liv be able to help Mandy recover from her trauma?
Manpreet is still in danger, despite the fact that her murderous sister has been apprehended. She pays Meena a visit, desperate for her to confess to her heinous crimes. Will manipulative Meena, on the other hand, find a way to bring her sister down with her?
Rhona’s mother Mary has always had a tense relationship with her (Louise Jameson).
Will her unannounced visit to the village help to heal their rift, or will it only serve to exacerbate their estrangement?
‘The nation’s two most popular continuing dramas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are fundamental to ITV’s success, and we know that, as with all dramas, viewers increasingly watch them whenever and however they choose,’ channel boss John Lygo said of the change in schedules.
‘With the new scheduling, viewers will be able to watch them live on TV in one sitting for a continuous soap fix, as well as on ITV Hub, where they are consistently among the most watched shows each month.’
‘With Coronation Street bursting at the seams with fantastic story and character, the new format gives the show a brilliant new canvas on which to shine,’ said John Whiston, ITV’s Managing Director of Continuing Drama.
‘And Emmerdale will continue to do what it does best in this new time slot, allowing viewers to enjoy the dramatic events in the Dales.’
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