'Emmerdale' and 'Coronation Street' cancelled tonight — when are the ITV soaps back on?

Emmerdale Nate meets a mystery woman on a night out
Emmerdale and Coronation Street fans are set for disappointment tonight. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale and Coronation Street fans are going to find themselves at a loss tonight (Friday, Nov.12), with both ITV soaps cancelled in a scheduling shake-up. 

Viewers hoping to settle down in front of the TV for their Friday night fix of drama from Emmerdale village and Weatherfield are going to instead find an England Group I qualifier football match on. 

England v Albania starts on ITV at 7pm, with the match kicking off 7.45pm. 

Mark Pougatch will be presenting all the action from Wembley Stadium as England try to claim another four points to guarantee qualification for next year's World Cup in Qatar. 

Emmerdale - Will Tracy believe that nothing happened between Nate and the mystery woman in the bar?

Viewers hoping to see Emmerdale tonight will have to wait until Tuesday next week.  (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans are going to have an extra-long wait to find out what will happen between Nate and Tracy after the truth about Nate's night out with a mysterious woman was revealed last night.

Despite thinking he might have managed to get away with his lies, Nate's fibbing came back to bite him when Ellis let the cat out of the bag, leaving Tracy heartbroken.

While Coronation Street fans are going to have to wait until next week to find out what happens next in Aadi and Kelly's friendship. Wednesday night's double bill saw the pair lying low at Kelly's squat, while Aadi continued to avoid his dad. 

Summer was also left upset when she saw Daisy sneaking into Daniel's house moments after he had relieved her from her babysitting duties. 

Summer loses out to Daisy.

Fans will have to wait until Tuesday to find out what happens next for Summer.  (Image credit: ITV)

Sadly for soap fans, that isn't the only disruption to the scheduling caused by football. 

Monday night will also see a lack of soaps on ITV, with the channel showing another England match, this time San Marino v England - England's concluding match in the World Cup qualifiers.

Next week Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be bumped back to later in the week, with both soaps airing a special hour-long episode on Tuesday evening. 

Next week, Emmerdale will air on Tuesday evening for an hour at 7pm, followed by the usual half-hour episodes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with the regular extra episode at 8pm on Thursday. 

Coronation Street next week will also air an hour-long episode on Tuesday at 8pm, followed by the usual 7.30pm and 8.30pm episodes on Wednesday and Friday evenings. 

Gray Atkins on the phone in EastEnders

Next week's EastEnders episodes will all air at the usual times. (Image credit: BBC)

But it isn't all bad news for soap fans, because EastEnders over on BBC1 continues to air at the usual times, and remains unaffected by England's World Cup qualifying matches. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.