EastEnders fans beg TV bosses to move rugby as tonight’s episode cancelled for 2nd week running


EASTENDERS fans begged TV bosses to move the rugby because it meant that tonight’s episode was cancelled for the second week running.

The soap was due to air its usual Friday night instalment, but now live Six Nations Rugby will broadcast in its place.

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Mick will be unable to give evidence next week

This meant that the soap aired two episodes back to back last night.

And fans of the hit show weren’t happy about it.

One tweeted: “They should put the rugby on bbc 2 and leave eastenders on bbc1 at its normal time slot.”

A second said: “#Eastenders. No show tomorrow night due to the blasted Rugby. But I’ll be back on Monday night at 20:00pm when the drama continues.”

Frankie will support Mick in his battle for justice

A third added: “Tskkk rugby tomorrow #eastenders.”

Next week viewers will see Mick teaching Frankie how to drive but disaster strikes when the car breaks down. 

When Mick is slapped with a ticket, Frankie is forced to think on her feet. 

Their lesson is interrupted yet again when Mick’s phone rings. 

Mick manages to get himself a ticket when teaching Frankie how to drive

As Mick talks to Tom, the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor, he makes a remark that Frankie doesn’t take well. 

Later, Mick insists he doesn’t want to speak to Tom again. 

In the Vic, it all kicks off when Frankie is recognised by a couple of people from school who make nasty comments about Katy. 

Mick boots them out but Frankie is upset he wasn’t able to tell them she’s his daughter – and leaves. 

Mick is left angry when some boys make a comment about Katy

Later, when Tim tells Mick that other survivors have come forward, Mick starts to panic and asks if the other men can give evidence instead of him. 

Linda tries to calm Mick down but he announces that going to court is off the cards. 

Will he change his mind?

Last month viewers watched Mick finally pluck up the courage to report Katy to the police after months of struggling to come to terms with the abuse. 

Katy initially managed to manipulate Mick into believing he’d imagined the abuse – and that Frankie wasn’t his daughter – when she first arrived in the Square. 

But Mick confronted his abuser over the new year period and forced her to admit the abuse.

Catch the next episode of EastEnders on Monday 29 March 2021 at 8.00pm on BBC One