Emmerdale is set to return to six episodes a week after recovering from the slowdown in production caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Filming on the ITV soap was halted in March in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19, though some cast and crew returned in May for socially-distanced shoots.

Transmission of new Emmerdale episodes was also reduced to three per week in order to make content that had already been filmed last longer.

Now ITV has announced the show is back up to speed and the six-episode week will return from September 14, and the popular soap promises to be back with a bang, with ITV saying: "Guilt, betrayal and resentment are at the centre of the village this autumn."

Storylines to feature include Dawn and Harriet dealing with the consequences of murdering Malone, the fallout from Belle choosing a Tate over the Dingles and the arrival of Moira's brother to the village.

Jane Hudson, executive producer on the soap, said: "I'm so proud of the tireless work that everyone has put into getting us back to six episodes a week.

"The commitment, loyalty and enthusiasm from our cast, crew and different teams has been phenomenal. I couldn't be prouder of them."

Emmerdale is set to air from Monday to Friday on ITV and Virgin Media at 7pm, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays from September 14.

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