Why isn’t EastEnders on tonight? When is the next episode being shown?

There isn't an episode of the BBC1 soap showing this evening

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There’ll be glum faces all round for EastEnders fans tonight as the BBC1 soap makes way for football in the schedules.


Tonight’s FA Cup third-round match between Liverpool and Everton from Anfield will be shown from 7.30pm, all of which means that EastEnders won’t return until Monday 8 January at 8.00pm.

Devotees shouldn’t feel too cheated, though, what with EastEnders having already been shown four times this week.

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The upcoming drama will see Tamzin Outhwaite making her much-publicised comeback as Mel Owen, while Maisie Smith is also reprising the role of Tiffany Butcher.

Plus, there will also be a crisis for Masood and his newly installed family members Auntie Mariam and Uncle Arshad.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on EastEnders below


And visit our dedicated EastEnders page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.