March 8, 2021

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Emmerdale and Coronation Street filming sets forced to shut down

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Filming for two popular ITV soaps has been put on pause.

Filming for Emmerdale will stop this week due to an outbreak of Covid-19 – plans are already in place for things to resume again on Monday.

TV bosses are now undertaking an “intensive cleaning” of the set.

Over on the cobbles of Corrie, filming will pause for two weeks from next Monday, The Mirror exclusively reports.

While they have not had any Covid cases, the pandemic has meant they have needed to re-write stories and scripts.

A Corrie spokeswoman said: “Coronation Street will pause filming from next Monday, 25 January for two weeks to undertake some rewriting of stories and scripts as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We will also be taking the opportunity to review all health and safety requirements to ensure we continue to provide a safe working environment for the cast, crew and production team.

“This pause in filming won’t affect our ability to deliver six episodes of Coronation Street each week.”

An Emmerdale spokeswoman told The Mirror : “We paused filming on Emmerdale last week due to some members of the team testing positive for Covid 19.

“We’ve carried out proper track and trace measures on those cases and undertook intensive cleaning of the production building, whilst reinforcing the health and safety protocols we have in place.

“We’re returning to filming from this Monday, 25 January. This pause in filming will have no impact on our ability to continue to broadcast six episodes of Emmerdale each week.”

In March, filming for both soaps ground to a halt as the country was plunged into the first lockdown.

Show bosses were forced to cut back the number of episodes aired each week as they tried to make what they had last as long as possible.

By doing this, they managed to make the episodes last until they were able to safely get actors and crew back on-set – albeit with the more elderly cast members absent.

This meant that fans had to make do with three episodes a week, rather than the usual six.

It took until September for them to get back to the regular schedule of six each week.

The BBC’s EastEnders faced a similar fate in March, but gone up and running again in June.





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