They added: ‘We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two, so that we can ensure the audience can continue to enjoy EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible.’
EastEnders is not the only soap impacted by the pandemic – with Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks having also suspended production and cut their weekly episodes down in order to ensure they can remain on air with new installments for as long as possible.
When is EastEnders next on?
The next episode airs on Monday night on BBC One at 8pm.
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