Coronation Street and Emmerdale have both been cancelled tonight as ITV pay tribute to Prince Phillip.
The channel will air Prince Philip Fondly Remembered from 7pm until 9pm on Friday evening followed by Philip: A Royal Life at 10pm.
The Royal Family announced in a statement that the Queen's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, had passed away on Friday morning at Windsor Castle.
It read: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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."
EastEnders will also not air on Friday evening and is expected to continue on BBC One on Monday.
The decision not to air the two soaps comes after Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were forced to cut This Morning short on Friday following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The couple were speaking to Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs on the soap, when the news broke.
"Alan I’m sorry, I have to interrupt you for some very, very important news," Eamonn said.
"We now viewers have to end This Morning and go straight to the ITV newsroom for more."
After transitioning to ITV News, the news of Prince Philip’s death was shared with viewers.
The Duke, was recently treated at King Edward VII Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital for an infection.
Both Loose Women and Bargain Hunt were cancelled and replaced with special news shows remembering Prince Philip.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in Downing Street and said "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."
Piers Morgan lead heartfelt celebrity tributes to the Queen's late husband.
In an emotional post, the former Good Morning Britain presenter wrote: "RIP Prince Philip, 99.
"A truly great Briton who dedicated his life to selfless public duty and was an absolute rock of devoted support to Her Majesty, The Queen, as the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.
Like what you see? Then fill your boots…
There's MUCH more where that came from! Want all the jaw-dropping stories from the world of showbiz and up to the minute news from TV and soaps?
Well, we've got you covered with our showbiz, TV and soaps newsletters – they'll drop straight into your inbox and you can unsubscribe whenever you like.
We'll bring you the inside track from telly expert Ed Gleave and soap specialist Sasha Morris. Oh, and your daily fix of Piers, Katie Price, Demi Rose and all your other Daily Star favs.
You can sign up here – you won't regret it…
"A very sad day for our country. Thank you, Sir."
Meanwhile, his former ITV co-star Susanna Reid wrote: "Sad news about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Such a huge loss for the Queen and his family. His has been her constant, steadfast support."
Reality star turned singer Megan McKenna quote-tweeted the office Royal Family statement alongside the message: "Rest in peace Prince Phillip. My thoughts are with The Queen and the Royal family White heart."
The Duke had been married to her majesty for 73-years.
Emmerdale and Coronation Street are expected to return to ITV on Monday
- Coronation Street
- Prince Philip
Source: Read Full Article