After being off the air on Thursday and Friday, Emmerdale will make a special switch up coming Sunday evening and return to TV screens.
The last-minute change of plans coincided with the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday evening, following her passing earlier in the day.
At the age of 96, the nation’s longest-reigning monarch passed away “peacefully” at Balmoral in Scotland.
To commemorate the awful day, broadcasters ran extra news coverage, tributes, and specials in place of soap operas and other scheduled programs.
But in order to make up for missed time earlier in the week, ITV has reserved a spot for Emmerdale in the Sunday TV schedule.
RuPaul will replace Celebrity Lingo on Sunday night’s episode of the soap at the earlier time of 6:35 p.m.
The program that viewers missed on Sunday will be replayed on Thursday; the air date for Friday’s episode has not yet been announced.
‘ITV’s main channel will continue to make alterations to its schedule to broadcast the significant state ceremonies in the upcoming days culminating in the historic state funeral,’ a representative for the broadcaster stated.
In the upcoming days, ITV will also air a variety of programs about the Queen and the future King. There won’t be any advertisement during any of the Royal coverage.
On Sunday morning at 9.30am, Good Morning Britain will start airing, followed at 10.25am by the Mary Nightingale-narrated documentary Queen Elizabeth II.
At 11.30 am, a special news program called ITV News: The Nations Proclaim the King will air.
Then, at 1.30 PM, an ITV News bulletin will air, followed by extended, nonstop news coverage from 2 PM until 4.30 PM.
At 4.30 p.m., the broadcaster will then play the hour-long documentary The Age of Elizabeth, which features Julie Etchingham as its narrator and examines some of the significant events that occurred during the late monarch’s 70-year reign.
At 5.30 p.m., an ITV National News bulletin will be followed by local news at 6.25 p.m., Emmerdale’s postponed episode of Thursday at 6.35 p.m., and then regular programming will resume with Gino’s Italy at 7.30 p.m. and Ridley at 8 p.m. Following Ridley will be ITV News at Ten.
On Saturday night, recorded shows will air. The Voice, The Masked Dancer, and Who Who desires to get wealthy?
Additionally, The Great British Bake Off will begin on Tuesday, August 13, as scheduled.
All of the programs were pre-recorded, according to channel executives, before the terrible news of Her Majesty The Queen’s passing.
Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard served as the show’s hosts on Saturday morning before rolling news took over until 2.15pm, when three special films will screen.