Why is there no EastEnders on tonight and when is it back?

A reminder of the soap schedule change for Friday 28th June

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Coverage of the Women’s World Cup means there is no episode of EastEnders showing on Friday 28th June as the football tournament enters its final stages.

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Last-minute schedule changes earlier this week meant we had two visits to Walford on Tuesday 25th June and the edition planned for Friday aired a day early on Thursday 27th June, making way for France v USA in the second quarter-final which BBC1 airs from 7:30pm this evening.

When is EastEnders back on BBC1?

Further changes to the regular EastEnders pattern are afoot next week – there are two episodes on Monday 1st July at 8:00pm and 9:00pm, in which viewers are finally introduced to Jonno Highway (Richard Graham), estranged dad to Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay).

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That means no episode on Tuesday 2nd July, then it’s business as usual on Thursday 4th July at 7:30pm and a slight tweak to Friday 5th July’s outing which airs at the later time of 8:30pm.

The Women’s World Cup final is on Sunday 7th July, so there shouldn’t be any further time slot confusion for EastEnders fans – until the next major sporting event comes along…

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