Coronation Street to take on Emmerdale again in The Big Soap Quiz 2019

Friday 5th January The Big Soap Quiz: Coronation Street v Emmerdale
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Expect more fun and games on The Big Soap Quiz 2019....

Stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale will battle it out in The Big Soap Quiz 2019, it’s been revealed.

Stephen Mulhern is returning as the host, as cast members from the two soaps will once again battle it out to see who knows the most about their own shows.

The special, which is likely to be screened on ITV around Christmas, is being filmed on Friday 25th October at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Fans of Coronation Street and Emmerdale can apply here for tickets to be in the audience.

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The Corrie cast will be quizzed on some of the biggest moments of the past year in their soap, perhaps including the Gemma quads plot

It’s not yet been revealed which cast members will feature this year, although it seems likely that Jack P Shepherd (Corrie’s David Platt) and Mark Charnock (Emmerdale’s Marlon Dingle) will be back as team captains.

On the last Big Soap Quiz, Jack had Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Bradley) and Victoria Ekanoye (Angie Appleton) on his team, while Mark had Tony Audenshaw (Bob Hope) and Sandra Marvin (Jessie Dingle) on his side. Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, also joined Jack’s team as a celebrity superfan, while the Emmerdale superfan was Benidorm actress Crissy Rock.

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Emmerdale won last year, with a memorable moment happening when the selfie challenge saw Mark produce a photo of himself with actor Daniel Brocklebank, aka Billy Mayhew in Corrie!

Last year The Big Soap Quiz was broadcast shortly before Christmas, it’s not been revealed yet when the 2019 battle will air on ITV. Expect lots of twists and special guests.

Please note that you can only go in the audience if you're 18 or over.


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