Football is coming home tonight … which means soap fans won’t be able to catch up on The Rovers, The Woolpack, or The Queen Vic.
A crucial match between England and Scotland in the Euro 2020 tournament means all three soap operas will not be shown on their regular schedules tonight.
Instead, fans will have to wait until Sunday, when ITV airs an additional episode of Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
The BBC will air what should have been tonight’s EastEnders episode on Wednesday. Walford-based soap opera producer Jon Sen has promised that there will be a topical discussion of the beautiful game inserted in some upcoming scenes.
He said: “We will be celebrating all four episodes on screen and in the box, so that everyone gets their dose of drama and football fans don’t miss a thing.”
Corrie boss Iain MacLeod compared the excitement of tonight’s game to the action on the cobblestones of Weatherfield, saying:
“There will be times when they let you down, make mistakes and maybe score a few own goals.
“But you will support them until the end and woe to all who criticize them.”
All of the latest episodes of Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders are available for catch-up, via ITV Hub or BBC iPlayer.
BBC1 will broadcast Croatia vs Czech Republic (kick off 5:00 p.m.) until 7:00 p.m. Then, what are the covers of Still Open All Hours and Will I Lie To You?
But all eyes will likely be on the England v Scotland game. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on ITV from Wembley for a kick-off at 8 p.m.
Not a football fan? The alternative is to watch Kris Marshall as Humphrey Goodman in a repeat of Death In Paradise on BBC1 at 9 p.m. His character replaced Richard Poole, played by Ben Miller, on the Caribbean island of St. Mary. Tonight, Humphrey is investigating the murder of a rum distillery owner during a session.
Also at 9 p.m. C4 will show Royals Declassified, which uses previously unavailable documents to reveal an unseen side of the Queen and the late Prince Philip. The program explores the key personal events that have shaped their public and family lives.
Celebrity Gogglebox was moved at 10 p.m. Tonight’s episode features Nick and Liv Grimshaw, Denise van Outen and Eddie Boxshall, Mo Gilligan and Babatunde Aleshe, and Shaun and Bez.