Emmerdale return date confirmed after ITV format changes following Queens death

Emmerdale will air on Sunday (September 11) after the ITV soap was taken off air following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral on September 8 at the age of 96.

As the nation mourned the death of Britain's longest reigning monarch, broadcasters changed their TV schedules to air continuous news coverage and tribute programmes to The Queen.

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This included removing scheduling programming from air, including ITV soap Emmerdale, which was due to be broadcast on Thursday and Friday.

ITV has recently announced that the Emmerdale episode due to air on Thursday will now be broadcast on Sunday at the earlier time of 6.35pm.

The hour long instalment will replace Celebrity Lingo with RuPaul.

However, ITV are yet to announce when Friday's hour long episode will be broadcast – and whether it will be aired together, or split into two separate episodes.

The broadcaster also announced that Gino's Italy: Like Mama Used To Make will air after Emmerdale at 7.30pm, followed by Ridley at 8.30pm.

Outside of evening programming announced, ITV will continue to air news and weather updates throughout the day, alongside its royal coverage.

They also confirmed that no advertisements will run during the coverage.

Changes to Saturday's programming schedule were also previously announced by ITV, with the broadcaster announcing a one-off Saturday edition of Good Morning Britain.

Good Morning Britain, which usually airs Monday to Friday, also aired today (September 10) with Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard providing continuous royal news coverage.

ITV also announced that a special news programme ITV News: The Proclomation of the King would be broadcast on Saturday morning, with continuous news coverage until 12.30pm, following the proclamation of King Charles III as the new monarch.

This is to be followed by three specially made documentaries that are being broadcast this afternoon.

ITV also announced that Saturday night programming will air from 6pm, in different slots from the billed schedule, including The Masked Dancer and The Voice UK.

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