Why is Coronation Street not on tonight?

The usual Friday double bill will not be shown this evening

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There’s bad news for Coronation Street fans tonight: the usual Friday-night double bill has been replaced by football.

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Instead of the latest drama from Weatherfield, ITV will instead be showing the Malta v England World Cup qualifier from 7.15pm.

Emmerdale viewers will get their usual fix at a slightly earlier time of 6.45pm.

But Corrie fans needn’t despair – there’ll be an hour-long instalment showing on Sunday between 7.00 and 8.00pm. So, ignore any cries of there being fewer episodes.

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As for what’s on the agenda – Phelan will be seen making a grave decision about Andy’s fate (pun very much intended), while Rana and Kate’s girls’ night has an unexpected outcome thanks to a newcomer named Imogen.

Finally, Todd leaves Summer and Amy to their own devices, but will he come to regret his decision?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below

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And visit our dedicated Coronation Street page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.