THIS Is When 'Coronation Street' Airs Six Episodes A Week From
7 September 2017, 12:34 | Updated: 7 September 2017, 14:47
Mark the date in your diary, soap fans.
The Autumn nights are drawing in, and all the big telly shows are returning. Soap viewers aren’t being left out, as Coronation Street will soon be launching a SIXTH weekly episode. By ‘eck, that’s a whole lot of drama, chuck.
ITV bosses have confirmed that the extra weekly episode will launch on Wednesday 20th September. So there will be double bills of Corrie every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from then on. Yep, that’s three glorious hours each week in the company of Weatherfield’s finest.
The first week of the new format will kick off with an event that Corrie viewers have been looking forward to now for weeks. Ladies and gents, you are cordially invited to the double wedding of Aidan, Eva, Jenny and Johnny.
Just don’t expect the reception to last very long – if it happens at all.
We’ve been promised that Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) will confess to his fiancee Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) on their wedding day that he's been having an affair with Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon).
But the drama ramps up a notch when the heartbroken barmaid actually agrees to go ahead with the wedding - and then the hairdresser gate crashes the wedding in truly jaw dropping style. We don’t think that will end too well.
Meanwhile, things don’t go quite to plan for Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) and Johnny (Richard Hawley) when Rita (Barbara Knox) takes a turn for the worse. As a concerned Jenny refuses to leave her hospital bedside it looks as though neither of the Connor men are going to manage to tie the knot.
Actor Jim Moir - aka Vic Reeves - will also make his first appearance on the show that week. His role will be connected to Norris and Mary. Intriguing!
Jim Moir will soon be walking the cobbles. [Picture: ITV]
Corrie transmitted twice a week when it first began on December 9th 1960. Almost three decades later that increased to three episodes a week in October 1989, before adding a fourth weekly episode in November 1996. The addition of a fifth episode was in Oct 2002.
Emmerdale already broadcasts six episodes a week.