EastEnders: full New Year schedule – revealed!

The Walford-set soap gets an hour-long special on New Year's Day


EastEnders is to get an hour-long special for what is rumoured to be Samantha Womack and Rita Simons’s final episode.


The pair – who play Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell – have already had their exits from the BBC1 soap confirmed. But fans will have to wait and see if the Mitchell sisters bow out on 1st January – and whether they’ll ever be able to make a return…

Viewers have already seen Ronnie and Jack announce that they are to get married on New Year’s Day (surely a massive mistake, what with the sheer number of Walford nuptials that have gone awry on that date in the past?). But what drama will the occasion bring?

See below for a full list of when EastEnders can be seen. And, in case you’re wondering, the reason why there’s no episode on Friday 6 January is because Match of the Day Live is on instead:

New Years Day – 7:00pm (hour-long episode)

Monday 2 January – 8:00pm

Tuesday 3 January – 7:30pm

Thursday 5 January – 8:00pm (hour-long episode)

You can watch a 60-second rundown of Christmas on EastEnders below.


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