Neighbours and Home and Away schedule plans confirmed by Channel 5 after cancelled episodes

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5
Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5

Neighbours and Home and Away have both made adjustments to their respective schedules following the death of Prince Philip.

As previously reported, today's (April 9) episodes on Channel 5 are no longer airing, with a new statement arriving from Channel 5 confirming they're being pushed to next Monday (April 12) instead.

Photo credit: Digital Spy - Channel 5
Photo credit: Digital Spy - Channel 5

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"Following the sad news of the death of Prince Philip, there is a change to scheduled programming today," a Channel 5 spokesperson announced.

"As a result, this evening's episodes of Neighbours and Home and Away will not air as planned and instead, will be broadcast on Monday 12th April in their usual time slots."

This means that UK viewers will fall a further episode behind Australia.

Instead of the soaps, Channel 5's airtime between 5pm-7pm has been filled with a 5 News Special.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

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Two channels behind, ITV also cancelled episodes of Emmerdale and Coronation Street today.

As opposed to altering the whole schedule, though, extra airtime is being given next Monday to allow for a catch up on the soap.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia). Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).

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