Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and more cancel episodes after Prince Philip dies

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Getty Images

Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Neighbours, and Home and Away will not air today (April 9), following the death of Prince Philip.

Buckingham Palace announced in a statement on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II that the Duke of Edinburgh, who was the country's longest-serving royal consort, passed away this morning aged 99.

In light of the news, some of the UK's major broadcasters – including the BBC, ITV, and Channel 5 – have amended their schedules.

Neither Coronation Street nor Emmerdale will air as planned this evening, ITV has confirmed. Instead, Prince Philip, Fondly Remembered will air at 7pm, followed by Prince Philip: A Royal Life at 9pm.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Coronation Street has since said that tonight's episodes will air on Monday, April 12 as two single episodes. Monday's episodes will air as a one-hour programme on Tuesday, April 13.

Meanwhile, tonight's Emmerdale episode will also air on Monday, and Tuesday's instalment will become an hour-long, rather than 30 minutes as originally planned.

Channel 5 has also replaced its scheduled episodes of Neighbours and Home and Away with a 5 News Special, airing from 5pm-7pm.

Elsewhere, the BBC is reported to have suspended all non-news programmes for the rest of the day. Digital Spy has reached out for more information.

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Photo credit: Topical Press Agency - Getty Images

The news of Prince Philip's death was announced with a statement from the Royal Family. "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," it read.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."

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