EastEnders will now be off air for FOUR days

Sophie Dainty
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From Digital Spy

EastEnders fans have a longer wait than normal to see how Shirley Carter copes in prison, as the show isn't airing again until Tuesday.

As we all know, EastEnders usually airs at 8pm on a Friday, but tonight's slot has been taken up by the live Six Nations Rugby Union match.

Coverage of the Wales v Ireland game will be shown from 7.30pm, meaning that EastEnders has had to be removed from the schedule.

And sadly, it won't be resuming on Monday either, with football to blame this time.

Photo credit: BBC

The FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Manchester United will be aired on BBC One on Monday (March 13) during EastEnders' usual timeslot - which will undoubtedly leave some fans a little frustrated.

But fear not - as we did get two half-hour episodes last night instead, as Shirley was sentenced to three months in jail and poor Bex faced further humiliation. There'll also be a double bill next Friday.

This is because when episodes are displaced, they always end up being rescheduled, meaning we don't actually miss out on any Walford action in the long-run.

EastEnders will continue on Tuesday, March 14 at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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