BBC One’s EastEnders is soaring high these days with several heated up storylines. There is a thick and enigmatic cloud of mystery surrounding Walford East, even as we speak. Thus, it is understandable that fans do not want to miss even a single episode of the soap. In fact, even the forever scheduled weekend breaks feel daunting. For every Thursday installment often ends on a cliffhanger. Hence, it will feel like a bummer to endure a mid-week break on the long-running soap. That too, just a short few weeks before the big Christmas climax!
As it turns out, EastEnders is under going a scheduling change in early December to accommodate a sports event. The episode that was to air on Tuesday, December 4, 2023, will not air as per schedule. Instead, viewers can console themselves by tuning in to the England vs Scotland football match that day. The episodes, however, will resume airing from Wednesday. Thankfully, fans will not have to wait for the next week to roll in for the next episode. As, BBC One will air a special EastEnders episode on Friday, December 8, 2023.
The soap is stepping aside for a day to make air-time for the UEFA Women’s Nations League football game between Scotland and England on December 4, 2023. The match that is set to air on BBC One will be led by Eilidh Barbou from Glasgow’s Hampden Park. It will be the final round of group games in the inaugural competition. So, it is definitely going to be worth the watch. Many long-time EastEnders fans are actually excited about the programming change. As it is giving them the opportunity to watch their long loved soap on a Friday again.
As many will remember, back in March, 2022, EastEnders had announced a permanent scheduling change for the soap. Which resulted in it airing only from Monday to Thursday. With no episodes on Friday. So this one-off Friday episode comes with a whiff of nostalgia for many. Speaking of nostalgia, this whole year has been heavily laced with it in terms of the storyline. Starting from Cindy Beale’s return in her iconic pot stirring trouble making persona. To revising Albie’s paternity storyline in the most recent episodes. And dare we forget the little nod to Little Mo through the Freddie- Stacey-Theo attempted rape storyline!
Tell us in the comments which of the above revisited storylines has been your favorite so far. Meanwhile, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more EastEnders news and updates.