Filming of ITV Soap Emmerdale has reportedly been disturbed due to an “alarming increase” in coronavirus cases.
It comes after filming was halted in January because of a Covid-19 outbreak, the set was shut down for two weeks to allow for “intensive cleaning”.
And now the long-running soap faces further disruption due a considerably higher rise in cases as a result of the new Delta variant.
The recent email also included advise to the cast and crew that, despite the easing of restrictions and many people having been vaccinated, the virus is still in circulation.
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The TV boss said: “Coronavirus is not an illness anyone would want to get, even if they are vaccinated.”
The news comes as Emmerdale approaches critical weeks of filming ahead of Super Soap Week, which is set to see a full week of explosive stunts but now bosses fear plans could be compromised.
It is not yet known how and if the upcoming plans will be affected by the current outbreak, however, Mr Whiston said: “Super Soap Week is more important than ever this year to remind audiences the shows are back.”
He reiterated they plan to do everything they can to stick to the schedule.
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