Crossroads motel is shutting its doors at the end of the month until December. Producers are promising a huge revamp of the ITV soap to give it a more Dallas-style feel.ITV recently recommissioned the show, despite ratings falling to just three million viewers in three months. The last episode in the current run will be broadcast on August 30.

A spokesman for Carlton told Ananova: “We have great plans for Crossroads to make it a must-see daytime show. It’s going to be back bigger and better than ever.”

Filming of 240 new episodes – more than a year’s output – will start in October.

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