BBC EastEnders cancelled tonight as channel shakes up schedule

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EastEnders fans will be disappointed by news that the episode won't be airing on BBC One tonight as usual. However, there is an alternative way to keep up with everyone's favourite soap.

Skipping its typical Monday night slot on June 24, the BBC will instead be providing coverage of the Croatia vs Italy football match from 7:30pm in preparation for the 8pm kick-off. In the meantime, the Albania vs Spain match will be featured on BBC Two.

Fans can enjoy new episodes of the soap on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, albeit on BBC Two at 7:30pm for all the latest drama from Albert Square. This adjustment in scheduling arises because the France v Poland game commences at 5pm on Tuesday, altering the broadcast timings, alongside the Ukraine v Belgium tilt slated for Wednesday.

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However, those keen to stay abreast of all the potboilers can catch the earliest releases, as fresh episodes will be made available on iPlayer from 6am each morning, Monday through Thursday, reports the Express.

The popular soap is set to return to its home on BBC One at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 27, followed by a Friday evening slot on June 28 at 8pm.

EastEnders fans were apprised of the reshuffling via a weekly timetable posted on the shows social media channels. The accompanying caption stated: "Catch all the drama from The Square, this week on @BBCOne, @BBCTwo and on @BBCiPlayer! #EastEnders."

Over on X, formerly known as Twitter, one spectator posted: "Thank you for letting us know I wish they had a different channel for football Eastenders is the best soap."

Another added: "Oh that's right Euro 2024."

This week in EastEnders, a robbery at Lola's charity event kicks off the arrival of three new Mitchells, Teddy (portrayed by Roland Manookian), Billy's (played by Perry Fenwick) surprise brother, and his sons Harry (starred by Elijah Holloway) and Barney Mitchell (played by Lewis Bridgeman).

It's not just EastEnders that's affected by the footie though - The One Show has also been bumped off from BBC One this week.

Host Alex Jones broke this news to audiences on last Friday's show. She cautioned viewers: "We'll be back on Monday on BBC Two with Michael Sheen, and we are talking to Arlene Phillips, Jeevan Braich, and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber about Starlight Express have a lovely weekend."

Devotees of the show will have to switch over to BBC Two to get their next episode fix, set to broadcast at a rescheduled time of 7:10pm.