Filming Stops on Coronation Street

Production of TV soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be suspended on March 23, ITV has announced.

The UK broadcaster said enough episodes have been recorded to see both soaps through until “at least the early summer”. But it said it had now made the decision to halt production to protect the health and well-being of staff.

A reduced transmission schedule for both soaps will begin on 30 March.