BBC EastEnders pulled off air in schedule shake-up announcement


Soap enthusiasts have had a rough time recently, with constant schedule changes and channel switches due to the general election coverage and the Euros 2024 tournament on BBC and ITV.

Typically, EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One. However, in recent weeks, it has aired slightly earlier, moved to a slot on BBC Two, or been completely removed from the schedules due to sports events dominating the airwaves.

Unfortunately, those looking forward to catching up with the drama in Albert Square on Monday, July 1, will be disappointed as the soap has been entirely removed from the TV schedule for both Monday and Tuesday, July 2. This is due to Wimbledon, which starts on BBC One at 2pm and continues until 6pm, causing further disruption to the schedules.

At 7:30pm, the BBC will then broadcast the Portugal v Slovenia match, which begins in Germany at 8pm. However, there's a silver lining - EastEnders has announced that BBC Two will air double episodes of the show on Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

EastEnders is lining up explosive scenes next week with a slew of dramatic storylines
EastEnders is lining up explosive scenes next week with a slew of dramatic storylines -Credit:BBC

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EastEnders enthusiasts, take note: the soap is available on BBC iPlayer from 6am, allowing you to indulge in the drama from Monday to Thursday at your own pace.

The official EastEnders Twitter account, now known as X, announced: "We have a double bill of #EastEnders this Wednesday and Thursday on @BBCTwo, or watch now on @BBCiPlayer."

Fans expressed their relief on social media, with one viewer commenting: "Thank God for iPlayer otherwise I'd hate football even more," and another chiming in with excitement: "Wow We have a double bill of #EastEnders this Wednesday and Thursday on @BBCTwo."

EastEnders' Nish and Priya get closer in scenes that air this week
EastEnders' Nish and Priya get closer in scenes that air this week -Credit:No credit

BBC EastEnders schedule

Monday, July 1 - not airing

Tuesday, July 2 - not airing

Wednesday, July 3 - double episode at 7pm and 7:30pm on BBC Two

Thursday, July 4 - double episode at 7pm and 7:30pm on BBC Two

Monday, July 1 - Thursday, July 4 - all episodes available from 6am on BBC iPlayer