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Why is Emmerdale not on tonight, when is it back and what is on instead?

Youre missing out on your usual dose of Emmerdale on Tuesday night (Picture: ITV)

If its a weeknight, then its usually the case that Emmerdale is on our screens.

The show has become a ubiquitous part of the ITV schedules for the 47 years its been on air, with new episodes normally arriving like clockwork at 7pm every night.

Except tonight things are different – as its missing from the schedules. Say it aint so!

Just whats become of our nightly dose of Emmerdale, and whens it coming back?

Heres what you need to know…

Why is Emmerdale not on tonight and what is on instead?

Emmerdale is taking a break from the airwaves tonight to make way for the Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Kosovo.

Although the kick off in the match, at Southamptons St Marys Stadium, is not until 7.45pm, the live coverage begins on ITV at 7pm.

Harry Kane during England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria
Emmerdale will be taking a back seat to the England team on Tuesday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Its the first time that England have played Kosovo – ranked 120th in the world – with the side having only been recognised by Fifa in 2016.

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Euro 2020 will take place next year from 12 June to 12 July, with matches being held in 12 cities across the continent to celebrate the tournaments 60th anniversary.

Among those who will be hosting matches are Rome – who will host the opening game at Stadio Olimpico – Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, Munich and Saint Petersburg.

The semi-finals and final, meanwhile, will take place at Londons Wembley Stadium.

When is Emmerdale back on?

The good news is that Emmerdale wont be taking a back seat to the football for long – as its back in its usual timeslot on Wednesday night at 7pm.

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