Emmerdale cancelled – cleaning soap taken off air in ITV shake-up


Emmerdale viewers last night saw Jai Sharma (played by Chris Bisson) accuse Jimmy King (Nick Miles) of hurting his son, after spotting that mysterious bruises appeared on Archie, after finding him unconscious. However, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see what will happen next. 

Fans of the show will not get to see the fallout from last night’s events this evening, as ITV will replace the soap in its usual slot.

About Emmerdale
Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989) is a British soap opera set in Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994), a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale Farm was first broadcast on 16 October 1972. Produced by ITV Yorkshire. Interior scenes have been filmed at their Leeds studio since its inception. Exterior scenes were previously filmed in Esholt, a real village, but are now shot at a purpose built set on the Harewood estate. The programme is broadcast in every ITV region.
The series originally aired during the afternoon until 1978, when it was moved to an early-evening prime time slot in most regions; London and Anglia followed during the mid-1980s. Until December 1988, Emmerdale took seasonal breaks; since then, it has been broadcast year-round.
Episodes air on ITV weekday evenings at 19:00, with a second episode on Thursdays at 20:00. The programme began broadcasting in high definition on 10 October 2011. Emmerdale is the United Kingdom’s second-longest-running television soap opera (after ITV’s Coronation Street), and attracts an average of five to seven million viewers per episode. Since 21 January 2019, ten sequential classic episodes of the series from the inception of Emmerdale from 1989 onwards have been broadcast weekly on ITV3.In October 2012, the 40th anniversary of the soap was celebrated with a live episode. In March 2019, an episode featuring an exclusively female cast and crew was aired, in support of International Women’s Day.

Emmerdale cancelled: Soap taken off air in ITV shake-up

About cancelled:

This is to make place for the latest UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier, which will see England take in Montenegro at Wembley Stadium. 

The match will kick off at 7.45pm this evening, as coverage starts at 7pm, as Emmerdale is moved this evening in order for the football to take its place. 

Emmerdale cancelled: Soap taken off air in ITV shake-up

Fans of the soap will instead have to wait till Friday to get their latest fix of the popular show. 

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In upcoming episodes, viewers will see Jacob Gallagher (played by Joe-Warren Plant) struggle to deal with the news that Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) will be released from prison.

His step-dad David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) will be informed of the news, as he is left unsure whether to tell Jacob the truth.

After deciding to youngster what’s going on, Jacob will become involved in a dramatic new storyline with friend Leanna Cavanagh (Mimi Slinger).

He seeks comfort in his friend, after previously rejecting her advances, but things look set to get more complicated in soon-to-air episodes. 

The teens will end up sleeping together, but Leanna will be left confused as Jacob will soon become distant.

Leanna will confide in Bernice Blackstock (Samantha Giles) about the incident, who agrees to keep it a secret. 

It seems as though the pair will become involved in a pregnancy twist, but will Jacob now have to deal with fatherhood? 

As Leanna throws up her morning-after pill, Bernice Blackstock feels forced to explain to Leanna’s father what happened. 

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Her father, Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) is left angered after finding out what has happened between his daughter and Jacob and confronts him as he accuses him of forcing Leanna to sleep with him.

However, will Leanna find out she is pregnant with Jacob’s baby, just as Maya is about to be released from prison? 

Elsewhere in the Dales, Jai Sharma will continue to worry about his son Archie (Kai Assi), as he last night discovered bruises on his young son.

Archie initially remained quiet after being sent to live with his dad Jai after the death of his mum Rachel Breckle (Gemma Oaten) earlier this year.

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