EastEnders fans fuming at sound glitch during episode climax

EastEnders viewers are fuming after a technical glitch resulted in a loss of sound at the climax of Thursday’s episode.

The set-up was a confrontation between Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).

The two ladies were having a not-very-friendly chat about Albert Square baddie Dean Wicks; the man who raped Linda and is her brother-in-law, to boot.

Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders

Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC)


Little wonder fans lost it when the sound cut out during their talk. Could there be a more tense moment for a technical fail?

Twitter was soon awash with EastEnders viewers venting.

Some demanded a TV licence refund

No mention of the sound loss during #EastEnders? I want my TV licence money back.

— Louise Jones (@louisejonesetc) October 22, 2015


Others wondered if they were at fault

Did anyone notice the sound go in EastEnders?

— Clare (@clare_sparkle) October 22, 2015


Sound problem #EastEnders or was it just me?? @BBCEastenders__

— Janette Irvine (@jannyp70) October 22, 2015


I thought I leaned on the remote but nope! No sound @BBCOne #Eastenders

— Kelly (@kells_kells) October 22, 2015


Much annoyance at the timing of the fail

What the bloody hell happened to the sound on #EastEnders tonight. Need to go to iplayer to see what Ronnie was threatening to do with Dean

— Redrattle1 (@Redrattle1) October 22, 2015



— Indecent (@Indecentldn) October 22, 2015


@BBCOne @EastEndersPress ermm… sorry but how can your sound just cut out at the end of eastenders, make me miss the "intense" part??

— Phi Thuggah (@PhiPhi__x) October 22, 2015


WTF. The one time I watch #Eastenders the sound decides to disappear. What did Ronnie say to Linda? I wanna know. #suspenseorwhat

— AdenosineDiphosphate (@KeemaKiiWii) October 22, 2015


Fans went big on the apology angle

How has @BBCOne not apologised for the sound muting on Eastenders. I have no clue what Ronnie planning on Dean!

— Laura S (@LsFfc) October 22, 2015


No apology either from the sound issues! #EastEnders @bbceastenders

— Katie Joy (@UYJewellery) October 22, 2015


Sound gone on eastenders,we hoping to get an apology for that

— Beatrice Pinkie (@MissBeapinky) October 22, 2015


A few were content to gloat

#EastEnders apparently some viewers lost the sound at the end of the episode.Happy to say it was fine here. Best ending for a while, as well

— Old Man About Town (@OldManAboutTown) October 22, 2015


But some saw the funny side

The sound's gone on #EastEnders, there is a God..

— Warren Kearney (@KearneyWarren) October 22, 2015



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