EastEnders fans fuming as show is moved to BBC2 in last minute schedule change


EASTENDERS fans were left furious this evening as the soap was moved to BBC2 in a last minute schedule change.

The show, which usually airs on BBC1, was shunted over to make room for the tennis – causing confusion amongst those watching at home.

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EastEnders viewers were annoyed about a last minute schedule change

It is the latest change to the show, which has been completely reshuffled this month due to the Euros.

Taking to Twitter to moan about the move, one person wrote: “Why do bbc f**k the schedule up ?  Tennis was on bbc2 but they move it to bbc1 and move Eastenders to bbc2.  Are there people who cannot receive bbc2 #DefundTheBBC #EastEnders.”

Another added:  “Eastenders shunted to bbc2 again because of sport, I’m sure the BBC are trying to kill off the show, it’s in a very delicate state anyway with the number of viewers at an all time low, If it doesn’t watch out they’ll be none left. @BBCOne #EastEnders.”

Fans of the show had to watch it on BBC today

While someone else wrote: “#Eastenders moved to BBC2. You know this is just the start of moving it online for good right? #Joke.”

Last month the BBC amde the decision to premier episodes early for three weeks during the footie tournament on iPlayer. 

Episodes were available to stream each Monday at 6am, before they went out on BBC One.

It meant that all four of the week’s episodes could be viewed by fans when they like for the first time ever. 

The show’s overnight viewing figures are down by up to 37 per cent year on year.

However show chiefs say the soap is one of the most popular shows on the iPlayer.