EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

EastEnders, Coronation Street and  Emmerdale are set to come together for the very first soap crossover.

The shows will join the likes of Hollyoaks and Doctors as well as continuing dramas Casualty and Holby City for a special episode focusing on climate change, which will air on November 1.

Revealing the news on Tuesday’s This Morning, soap expert Sharon Marshall hailed the TV collaboration as ‘amazing’ as she told how the soap will come together to tell the same storyline at the same time. 

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

Big event: EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to come together for the very first soap crossover

The unique episode will significantly air in the same week as world leaders come together to discuss the climate crisis at the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Discussing the episode, Sharon said: ‘It’s the first time it’s ever been done. In November, we’re going to be having the world’s first soap crossover. 

‘Now for the first time, all five British soaps – and our continuing dramas – they’re all going to come together and tell the same story at the same time. That story is going to be climate change.’

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

Coming soon: The shows will join the likes of Hollyoaks and Doctors as well as continuing dramas Casualty and Holby City for a special episode focusing on climate change, which will air on November 1st (pictured Emmerdale stars Nicola Wheeler and Nick Miles)

WHAT IS THE COP26 CONFERENCE?

The COP26 conference, also known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference, is an annual global summit focusing on climate change and how countries around the world can tackle it.

This year’s event is taking place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland and will run from 31 October and 12 November 2021. 

The COP26 website adds that the summit will ‘bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. ‘

The event is attended by those countries that countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as politicians, climate activists and journalists.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend, while The Queen is also set to make an appearance. 

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg will also attend. 

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, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York
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She went on: ‘All of these people have been talking about it in secret for months and months to make this work and what they’re each going to do is film a scene, have a reference that is going to cover a different aspect of climate change and – this is the fun bit – a soap first.

‘You’re going to see all the programmes do a nod to the other and characters will start popping up from one soap in another soap on screen. That has never been done before.’

Amid the scenes, a social media video featuring two residents from Emmerdale will be shown to Coronation Street characters, while one of the stars from Doctors will make an appearance in Weatherfield in a video shown during a Corrie episode. 

Elsewhere, Casualty will be talked about in The Woolpack and a social media video from the cobbles will be discussed in The Queen Vic.

The soap crossover was the brainchild of Emmerdale’s Executive Producer Jane Hudson, who had got in touch with other soap producers about the idea.

She said of the episode: ‘Never before have all five soaps and both continuing dramas come together and united in telling one story. And we certainly haven’t seen characters pop up in other shows before. 

‘This is a real treat for our audience, whilst also allowing us to get across a very important message.’

Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios added: ‘I’m thrilled that our soaps and serial dramas have all come together to help highlight the issue of climate change amongst our millions of viewers. 

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

A first: The unique episode will significantly air in the same week as world leaders come together to discuss the climate crisis at the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

Amazing: Now for the first time, all five British soaps – and our continuing dramas – they’re all going to come together and tell the same story at the same time. That story is going to be climate change

‘We’re grateful to the teams that made this happen, and hugely look forward to seeing the talent from our own shows popping up in other iconic programmes.’

While Lucy Allan, Executive Producer of Hollyoaks, added: ‘We know how important climate change and environmental issues are to our youthful audience, and to all soap viewers. 

It has been great to work together on an engaging way to, hopefully, inspire conversations about issues that are so important.’

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

Different: Amid the scenes, a social media video featuring two residents from Emmerdale will be shown to Coronation Street characters, while one of the stars from Doctors will make an appearance in Weatherfield in a video shown during a Corrie episode

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

, EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale to join forces for the FIRST ever soap crossover episode, The Habari News New York

Mixing it up::Elsewhere, Casualty will be talked about in The Woolpack and a social media video from the cobbles will be discussed in The Queen Vic