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Emmerdale and Coronation Street go head-to-head tonight

It's a soapy face-off!

Don’t panic, telly schedulers haven’t gone completely bonkers, it’s cast members from Emmerdale and Corrie competing against each other on The Big Quiz.

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Stephen Mulhern will head up the show (Credit: ITV)

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Stephen Mulhern will head up the show as reps from ITV’s finest soaps face each other to find out who knows their soap the best.

Jack P Shepherd – AKA David Platt – fronts the Corrie team, joined by Julia Goulding (Shona), Peter Gunn (Brian) and Bhavna Limbachia (Rana.)

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Will the Corrie crew be crowned the champions? (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile Emmerdale’s team captain is Mark Charnock (Marlon) and he’s joined by Dominic Brunt (Paddy), Amy Walsh (Tracy) and Michelle Hardwick (Vanessa.)

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Or will the Emmerdale lads and lasses beat them? (Credit: ITV)

The teams will be joined by legendary landlady of the Rovers Return, Julie Goodyear, who played iconic Bet Lynch in Coronation Street.

We’ve seen a clip of the show and Julie gets a standing ovation when she arrives wearing Bet’s trademark leopard print coat.

Tonight’s show, which airs at 9pm right after Corrie’s second episode, is an hour long and will more than fill the soapy hole left in the schedule now EastEnders has been binned off for football.

Host Stephen is best known known for Britain’s Got More Talent, Big Star, Little Star and hosting a radio show with Emma Willis.

The Big Quiz first aired back in 2011 and has pitted Benidorm against TOWIE in the past.

The soap editions are always the favourites though, and Emmerdale and Corrie last faced each other in January 2017 when the guys from the cobbles took home the crown by just ONE POINT!

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Bet Lynch makes a TV comeback (Credit: ITV)

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Emmerdale are on a winning streak at the moment so they’ll be out to even things out.

The Big Quiz is on ITV tonight at 9pm

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