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EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale schedule shake-up: When are the soaps on this week?

The soaps are on a different schedule this week. (BBC/ITV)
The soaps are on a different schedule this week. (BBC/ITV)

Soaps fans are facing schedule turmoil again this week as EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale are all disrupted by FA Cup coverage.

The three soaps have been subject to changing days and times during recent sports competitions including the World Cup and Euros, as well as during the period of national mourning after the Queen's death.

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Now, soaps fans will have to look out for a different schedule again this week - here's all you need to know about when they'll be on TV.

EastEnders

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EastEnders will start the week with a double bill. (BBC)

This week kicks off with a double bill from Albert Square as back to back episodes air on Monday at 7.30pm and 8pm on BBC One.

Viewers will have to wait until Thursday for another instalment, when it airs at 7.30pm, and there will also be a Friday episode at 7.30pm.

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EastEnders episodes will also be made available on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6am on iPlayer.

Emmerdale

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Emmerdale - Ep 9613

Tuesday 28th February 2023

Everyone is stunned when a dishevelled Paddy Kirk [DOMINIC BRUNT] is standing in the doorway with a holdall

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Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Watch out for changes to Emmerdale's timings. (ITV)

Over on ITV1, things are looking different in the Dales, too.

Monday's episode will air at 7.30pm, followed by Tuesday's at the earlier time of 7pm and then nothing on Wednesday.

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Thursday and Friday's episodes will both air at 7pm and both will be extended hour-long episodes.

Coronation Street

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Coronation Street - Ep 1088889

Monday 27th February 2023

Faye Windass [ELLIE EACH] confides in Sally Metcalfe [SALLY DYNEVOR] that Jackson, her daughter’s father, has made contact asking if she wants to see them. Faye explains to Sally that she came to terms with never being a mother due to her menopause and doesn’t want to run the risk of stirring up her feelings by seeing Miley. 

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Photographer - Danielle Baguley

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Coronation Street is only changing one day. (ITV)

There's just a slight change on the cobbles this week as Wednesday is the only day from the ITV1 soap's usual schedule that is disrupted.

Instead, the usual hour-long episodes will air on Monday, Thursday and Friday this week, all beginning at 8pm.