EastEnders isn’t on tonight – here’s why you’re missing out!

EastEnders Phil Mitchell intimidates Kat

Has someone just told Phil EastEnders isn't on?!

EastEnders fans hoping for a Monday night instalment will be left disappointed tonight as the soap isn’t on!

Yep, EastEnders has once again fallen foul of sport – this time an FA Cup Third Round tie between Arsenal and Leeds United.

EastEnders Linda

We have a wait to find out what's next for Linda (Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

After all the Keanu and Linda drama recently, fans no doubt are desperate to find out what happens next, however, the BBC has given over most of its evening schedule to football.

Tonight’s BBC1 schedule looks like this… (see our TV Guide for full listings).

7.00pm The One Show

7.30pm Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup

10.00pm BBC News

Fans may well ask why the football couldn’t be shown on BBC2, so that EastEnders could be screened in its normal Monday evening slot. However, the BBC has decided that Match of the Day should take pride of place in its evening line-up.

At least EastEnders is back on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. The next episode will see Chantelle Atkins in fear of Gray Atkins’ bullying as she takes a pregnancy test…

Mo Harris suggests a seance in EastEnders

Mo Harris suggests a seance to speak to Daniel Cook (Image credit: Kieron McCarron)

The episode will also see Jean Slater being unimpressed when Mo Harris suggests they hold a séance to talk to Jean’s friend Daniel Cook!

EastEnders returns on Tuesday.

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!