But now Emmerdale have announced that they are back to filming and has shared a few images of the filming process.
It’s been heavily reported that the soaps wouldn’t return filming until next month and the month after but it seems like they just wanted to get Emmerdale back up and running.
It was reveled by ITV on Wednesday that they had started the filming process again with stripped back staff and cast doing all their own hair and makeup and also have been told to bring in their own clothes from home.
The channel’s Health and Safety team and medical advisers have been working around the clock to get the show up and running safely.
ITV have also revealed that they would not have any shoots on location, while scripts have been adapted to include fewer scenes and a small number of actors so that the cameras don’t need to be moved on a regular basis.
Executive producer Jane Hudson said:
‘Lockdown has created an opportunity for us to focus on what is important in our lives.
‘When we first discussed commissioning these episodes back in March the writers instantly rose to the challenge.
‘Seven weeks into lockdown and the scripts have an added poignancy and meaning. The response from everyone at Emmerdale to filming these episodes has been fantastic and we’re really grateful for their support.’
The soap is currently making one episode a day and it’s been said that there will not be much of a gap between the episodes filmed before the lockdown to the new ones so they are under massive amounts of pressure to get this done as soon as possible.
When the soap does return with new episodes they will focus on life in lockdown and ill feature clap for careers like we have been doing for the last couple of months.