Prince Philip death cancels TV: Eastenders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale pulled as BBC One and ITV stop programmes

BBC has cancelled all programming on BBC One and BBC Two for the rest of the day while Emmerdale and Coronation Street will not air on Friday night following the death of Prince Philip

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:10 pm
All TV has been cancelled on BBC One and BBC Two and ITV has pulled Coronation Street and Emmerdale
All TV has been cancelled on BBC One and BBC Two and ITV has pulled Coronation Street and Emmerdale

Soap fans looking for their fix from Eastenders, Coronation Street or Emmerdale will be disappointed as BBC and ITV have pulled the episodes due to air on Friday.

BBC One and BBC Two will see all programmes pulled for the rest of the day following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Coronation Street, Eastenders and BBC and ITV shows have been cancelled following Prince Philip's death

The BBC has taken the decision to cancel all its Friday shows for the rest of the day following the Duke of Edinburgh's death.

Shows including Masterchef, Gardener's World and Eastenders were due to be broadcast on Friday but now none of those will be shown.

ITV has cancelled Coronation Street and Emmerdale as well as A Touch Of Frost.

ITV has now announced that Friday night's missing Coronation Street episodes will be broadcast on Monday, April 12 instead.

Channel 4 will broadcast Gogglebox and the Circle as planned.

UK TV channels including Dave and Gold will not broadcast any adverts on Friday afternoon, instead showing a banner telling people to switch to BBC News.

How old was Prince Philip?

The Duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side.

He officially retired from public engagements in the summer of 2017.

The Palace said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor James Lewis, and the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, have paid expressed their condolences at his death.

Coun Eileen Taylor said: “I am very sad to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and on behalf of the city I have written to Her Majesty the Queen to offer our thoughts and condolences at this sad time.

“During his career His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was involved with hundreds of charities and organisations, and will of course leave behind a fitting reminder of his work in the fantastic Duke of Edinburgh Award which so many young people have completed.

“We will be lowering the flags on our Civic buildings today as a mark of respect and an online book of condolence is available for signing at: for those who wish to pay their respects.”

Leader of the Council, Councillor James Lewis, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear the announcement from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died.

“I’m sure the people of Leeds will join me at this time in paying their respects and remembering him and all the excellent work he has been involved in for his country over many decades."