Emmerdale and Coronation Street will only have weeks on air as they begin to complete with filmed episodes, ITV bosses have revealed.
On Thursday, channel boss Kevin Lygo confirmed that Emmerdale will remain on & # 39; screens until the end of May, while Corrie on & # 39; e air will remain until the end of June.
Last month, both soups cut their weekly broadcast of episodes because they were forced to stop production because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Concerns: Emmerdale and Coronation Street will only have weeks on air as they begin to complete with filmed episodes, ITV bosses have revealed
Speaking during an online Q and A at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Kevin revealed that there are currently plans for Emmerdale to stay on air until the end of May.
The soap recently cut its weekly broadcasts from seven episodes to just three to try and rants episode that the cast had already filmed.
Meanwhile, Coronation Street is about to complete its bank of filmed episodes at the end of June, which means both soups can go away through the summer.
Will it be back? On Thursday, channel boss Kevin Lygo confirmed that Emmerdale will remain on & # 39; screens until the end of May, while Corrie on & # 39; e air will remain until the end of June
What UK shows have stopped filming?
Line Of Duty
Pobol y Cwm
Call The Midwife
The only way is Essex
Kevin confirmed that plans have been put in place so that they can resume taking on some capacity once the lockdown is restricted.
He added that it is likely that older cast members will not be reinstated for some time, and said; & # 39; I don't want Ken Barlow to get sick. & # 39;
Kevin also confirmed that producers will rewrite storylines so they can limit the number of members involved, and will use camera tricks to film while adhering to social distance.
Corrie also reduced her broadcasts to just three episodes in & # 39; week to try and ration filmed episodes, with the cast usually filmed for up to six weeks in & # 39; t for.
Last month, both soups were forced to stop production because of ongoing fears surrounding the coronavirus, which & # 39; s joined a long list of shows whose filming has been put on hold.
Go back? Kevin confirmed that plans have been put in place so they can resume recording some capacity once lockdown management is in place.
During the Q and A, Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment at ITV, said it was also possible that Britain's & Talent's Got Talent would go ahead without a live audience.
She said, & # 39; It looks like we have to do something & # 39; s without an audience. This amazing experience has brought more creativity to people and best to people, we all need to think a little harder about how we do things. & # 39;
Katie revealed that Britain's Got Talent audition episodes also failed to air, adding: "The live shows that we hope to do later this year, we're still in stages of planning and talking about what might be possible.
& # 39; We are very much in pre-production, like the rest of & # 39; e shows for the rest of the year. & # 39;
Katie said she is also looking at similar measures for shows like The Voice and The Masked Singer along with pre-filming the shows.
Kevin went up and said, & # 39; I think we can generally get an audience, it's where, with Britain & # 39; s Got Talent, where & # 39; your groups of people have that together acting, how will we do that, that will be the real test.
& # 39; There & # 39; s that forest Indian kid, the dance group … that will be a tough challenge. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; The Masked Singer (was) a pre-recorded show, is more manageable for us and the production staff to do, in a secluded, stored space. & # 39;
The Masked Singer was a huge hit when it didn't debut earlier this year, and ITV have already confirmed it will return for a second series.
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Meanwhile, The Voice was set to launch its live shows from the start when the lockdown began, so ITV announced they were being postponed until a later date.
Kevin also announced that it is possible that this year's Love Island summer series could be axed, to & # 39; t & # 39; the wrong signal & # 39; would send to the country, to social distance measures.
He said, & # 39; We approach the moment of is it possible? Will Majorca open his doors? & # 39;
The channel boss added that they do not want to send the wrong signal to viewers if the country is asked to stay home and keep at least two meters apart.
& # 39; What signal can it send out when we do a show where & # 39; everyone is sitting inside and slapping each other, and the rest of & # 39; e world is told not to go with someone in the park? & # 39; he added.
Kevin also said they hope to reach a decision on the new series of Love Island & # 39; very soon & # 39 ;, and that & # 39; would have a & # 39; major commercial impact & # 39; be if the series did not succeed.
Due to the lockdown, a few ITV shows have gone ahead as planned, with only steps left during the day of Good Morning Britain and This Morning remaining on the screen.
Both shows are broadcast with a scaled back crew and their attendees follow social distance measures.
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