BBC EastEnders spoilers and updates reveal that it seems that EastEnders is a bit late to the party and will now go off the air in two weeks even as Emmerdale and Coronation Street resume filming.
ITV has initiated production for Emmerdale and Coronation Street is soon to follow. Not so for the BBC’s EastEnders, with actors saying they still have not been informed when they will return to work.
EastEnders spoilers – It has been reported that EastEnders actors do not know when they will return to Albert Square
Talking to The Sun, a source divulged that the BBC sudser is set to depart the airwaves on June 16. “Talks about when the cast are returning to set are ongoing,” according to the source.
EastEnders spoilers – The show has yet to say when production on the iconic show will resume
When approached by Mirror TV, EastEnders declined to comment. In contrast, BBC’s director of content, Charlotte Moore, recently confirmed that EastEnders would indeed begin filming in June.
Writing in the Telegraph, Moore said, “We’ve been looking very carefully at how we can safely put some of our shows back into production, and I’m pleased to announce that we plan to begin filming again on both EastEnders and Top Gear by the end of next month.”
Production was halted in March due to the coronavirus lockdown which has necessitated measures to stop the virus from spreading, including the halt of film and television production.
As a result, the show has been airing a reduced number of weekly episodes so as not to run out of original content.
EastEnders spoilers – Patsy Palmer has expressed her opinion about the number of episodes the show airs
This latest development coincides with one EastEnders actress saying the show erred in the number of episodes it chose to show each week.
Patsy Palmer plays Bianca Jackson and said, “It was a big mistake,” for the sudser to increase the number of episodes it airs.
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Speaking to The Sun, she said “I was talking to one of the writers and I said they should never have had EastEnders go three or four times a week. It was a big mistake in my book.”
“They should have kept it at two times a week, not followed what all the other soap operas did.”
EastEnders spoilers – Should EastEnders return to two new episodes a week?
EastEnders star Patsy Palmer, 48, debuted in 1993.
When the show launched in 1985 it was seen two days a week for nine years then going to three episodes a week. Since 2001 the show has aired four times a week and sometimes more.