Emmerdale is set to be taken off air during the week starting September 9, due to football coverage of the 16th UEFA European Championship.
Emmerdale cast members will lose their usual Tuesday slot to make way for live coverage of England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo from 7pm on Tuesday, September 10.
Show bosses have not yet revealed whether fans will get more episodes to make up for the cancelled shows.
For the last four months the programme has aired a whopping seven episodes per week.
Fans are not happy with the news, as one posted on social media: “Get Emmerdale on instead, I hate football.”
Another added: “This is a travesty.”
A third chipped in: “Emmerdale is way more watchable than the football.”
A fourth wrote: “No more football!”
The other soaps EastEnders and Coronation Street are also set to face scheduling changes, as EastEnders, which normally airs at 8pm on Friday, will move back to 8.30pm to avoid a clash with one of its biggest rival shows.
Corrie will air an hour long episode on Friday, September 13 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Meanwhile, England will also play Bulgaria in another Euro 2020 qualifier on the Saturday but as there are no soaps on the weekend the match will not affect any of the shows.
However, it could cause a dilemma for Strictly Come Dancing fans as the game and the launch of the dancing show will clash.
Series 17 of Strictly Come Dancing begins on Saturday, September 7 on BBC.