EastEnders and Death in Paradise BOTH cancelled tonight - here’s why

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You'll have to wait until Friday for EastEnders and Death in Paradise

EastEnders and Death in Paradise go together like fish and chips on a Thursday night, but alas both have been cancelled this evening.

It’s the second time in a week that EastEnders has been moved from its normal slot and once again it’s the football to blame!

The broadcaster has given over almost the entire BBC1 evening schedule to Match of the Day. Coverage of Barnsley v Chelsea will begin at 7.30pm, with kick-off at 8.00pm.

But in good news for fans of both EastEnders and Death in Paradise they won’t have long to wait to enjoy their favourite shows.

Whitney and Kush spend Valentine's together in EastEnders

Whitney and Kush spend Valentine's together in EastEnders

Indeed, EastEnders viewers are in for a treat on Friday night as there’s a double helping from Albert Square, starting at 8.10pm. Whitney Dean and Kush Kazemi get romantic on Valentine’s Day, Sharon Mitchell faces eviction and Max Branning fears he’s losing little Abi in the double episode.

Death in Paradise fans will be gutted that there’s no Thursday episode, especially after all the excitement in last week’s two-part anniversary special.

That saw the long-awaited return of Ben Miller as DI Richard Poole. However, they can at least enjoy an episode on Friday night on BBC1 at 9pm.

Tv tonight Death in Paradise

Neville and Florence face another tricky case in Death in Paradise, which is on Friday evening instead of its usual Thursday slot.

The new episode of Death in Paradise Season 10 will follow a stag do as they head out for a big night on a boat. However, there’s tragedy when the boat’s owner is found dead the next day. The obvious suspects are the four friends, but are they to blame? Can DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) crack the case?

EastEnders and Death in Paradise will both continue on Friday (see our TV Guide for full listings and more shows to enjoy).

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!