EastEnders set for huge format shake-up this summer

EastEnders is about to have a major shake-up throughout the summer in how the show is broadcast.

The BBC One soap will be released on BBC iPlayer every week to avoid clashing with sporting events such as Wimbledon.

EastEnders will debut on the streaming service on June 27 until mid-August and all six episodes for the week will be available at 6am on Monday mornings.

It will allow viewers to watch the soap when it suits them if they want to tune into the other summer programmes. However, they can also watch the show on BBC One in its usual time slot if they don’t want to catch the alternative sports.

The drama is also about to heat up in Albert Square as Phil causes chaos for the Mitchell family.

The iconic character makes an unsavoury enemy in prison that threatens his life.

While Sam returns to the area and makes her intentions clear, which leaves major consequences and big decisions to be made in its wake.

After the attack, Ben is struggling with his mental health and his behaviour begins to spiral out of control. Kathy is on hand to support, but will it be enough?

Mitch Baker finally comes face to face with his estranged brother, Avery and his two sons, Finlay and Felix, which opens lots of new questions.

It seems Mitch’s brother is hiding something, but Avery is not the only one keeping secrets from his family.

The Panesar family are also about to face some of their most challenging times on the show.

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Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer said: “With such a big summer of sport ahead, box setting all four episodes again this year feels like the perfect solution to enable EastEnders viewers to choose when and where they want to get their weekly fix from Albert Square.

“We have a big summer ahead so this is the perfect way to ensure that no one has to miss out.”

EastEnders will debut on the steaming service on June 27 when all six episodes for the week will launch on BBC iPlayer.

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