The hit ITV1 soap will drop from six to three episodes a week from Monday 30th March.

Whilst Coronation Street currently airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at both 7:30 and 8:30pm, it will now be dropping the 8:30pm episodes for the foreseeable.

This is to ensure that the programme, that recently celebrated it’s 10,000th episode can still air, even if filming stops.

In a statement, ITV said: “Whilst carefully adhering to the latest health advice from the Government and Public Health England, our production teams are continuing to film episodes in Manchester and Leeds.

“With this change of transmission pattern it will ensure we have great new soap episodes coming to air every weekday night until at least the early summer.”

This comes after the news that BBC have halted filming for some of their most popular programmes including EastEnders, Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders.

Last week, Coronation Street announced that they had cancelled the studio tours at their studios in MediaCityUK for the foreseeable future.

Though filming is still ongoing, it is expected that with an increase in Coronavirus cases, the filming schedule will soon have to change.

After government advice that over 70 year olds go into public separation, it is expected that this will affect the storylines which are set to feature those in that age bracket such as William Roache (Ken Barlow) and Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts).

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