ITV have confirmed that a sixth episode of the much-loved soap will be added to their schedules. The sixth episode will air on Wednesdays at 8.30pm, meaning that fans will get double helpings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!. The first extra episode will air on Wednesday September 20th at 8.30pm.
And the first week of the new six episode double Wednesday transmission pattern will kick off in fittingly spectacular style with the double wedding of Aidan, Eva, Jenny and Johnny.
The action packed week begins with Aidan Connor confessing his affair with Maria to fiancee Eva on the day of their wedding. Just when it looks as though she has decided to still go ahead with the marriage jilted mistress Maria gatecrashes the wedding in truly jaw dropping style.
What follows is one of the most sensational stunt-filled weddings the cobbles have ever seen.
In preparation for the increase in episodes new studio space has been created. Construction of an expansion of the outside sets to give more exterior filming opportunities is also well under way and expected to be completed in early 2018, viewers should expect to be able to venture into wider Weatherfield on screen during spring 2018.
Coronation Street Executive producer Kieran Roberts said: “Getting ready to deliver our extra weekly episode has taken our amazing team more than a year of hard work on everything from story-lining to studio building. Now we’re thrilled to be launching our extra weekly episode on Wednesday 20 September, at the heart of a truly unmissable week of high drama, high emotion and heartwarming comedy.”
The extra episode will air Wednesday 20th September at 8.30pm on ITV.