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Emmerdale fans beg for vintage episodes as they complain replacement is worse than lockdown!

You've Been Framed has taken the Tuesday and Thursday 7pm slots

Emmerdale fans have begged for vintage episodes of the soap to be show in ITV as they complain the soap’s 7pm replacement is worse than lockdown!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Emmerdale has stopped production.

The decision has also been taken to reduce its weekly episodes from six to three, in order to ensure fans they have their weekly fix until at least the early summer.

Emmerdale has stopped filming (Credit: ITV)

With episodes now only airing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, it means ITV has had to find something to fill in the gaps at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It was recently announced that You’ve Been Framed will now be airing in Emmerdale’s timeslot and viewers were not happy with the choice.

Emmerdale fans beg for vintage episodes as they complain replacement is worse than lockdown
Emmerdale viewers want classic episodes of the soap (Credit: ITV)

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Instead, viewers want to see classic episodes of Emmerdale in the evening time slots.

Vintage episodes of both Emmerdale and Coronation Street can currently be viewed on ITV3 from 1.45pm.

What are the current soap schedules?

Other UK soaps including Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks have also stopped production in order to protect their cast and crew.

Coronation Street has also reduced their episodes to three a week airing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, after Emmerdale.

Why don’t you show some of the classic episodes?

Coronation Street, which has dropped its 8.30pm slots on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, will be covered by repeats.

Coronation Street has also stopped filming (Credit: ITV)

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Tonight (Wednesday, April 1) viewers will see a rerun of Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs and on Friday (April 3) at 8.30pm, an old episode of Vera will be aired.

EastEnders has also reduced from four episodes a week down to two and will be airing on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Its Thursday and Friday slots will be replaced by repeats of shows such as Miranda and Garden Rescue.

Hollyoaks will be airing two episodes a week on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6.30pm as of Monday, April 6.

Would you be happy with the reruns of old episodes?

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