EastEnders on TWICE tonight as scheduling is changed AGAIN - here's when to watch this week

EastEnders tonight featuring Keanu
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It's a confusing time to be a soap fan...

Tonight will see not one but two episodes of EastEnders aired so that the BBC can make way for the first semi final in the Women's World Cup tomorrow night.

The usual episode of EastEnders will air at 8pm tonight (Monday 1 July), but then after an episode of Room 101 at 8.30, another episode of EastEnders will be shown at 9pm.

The later episode tonight is actually the one that would usually have been shown tomorrow night (Tuesday 2nd July) had it not been for the football.

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Callum Highway's dad Jonno Highway meets Callum's fiancee Whitney Dean tonight

So while there is plenty of soapy drama to keep you gripped tonight, it means that EastEnders fans will then have to wait until Thursday for their next trip to Walford.

Monday's double bill will see Callum facing a new challenge when his dad Jonno arrives in Walford and instantly starts ruffling feathers.

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While the newcomer is an instant hit with Callum's fiancee Whitney, he manages to rub Ben and Phil up the wrong way in The Vic, causing a headache for poor Callum.

Keanu runs from police in EastEnders

Keanu is in trouble with the police tonight

Tonight will also see Keanu Taylor find himself on the wrong side of the law when a dodgy job for Phil takes a sinister turn.

The mechanic is set to find himself pulled over by the police while driving a stolen car... leaving him with no option but to leg it and hope the police don't catch up with him.

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Family stress gets too much for Jean tonight

Kat is also set to find herself at the centre of the Walford drama tonight when she tells Kush that she will pay for his solicitor in his fight for custody of Arthur, only to find her money from Alife is missing when she goes to collect it.

But who would steal from Kat?

Tonight will see an EastEnders double bill at 8pm and 9pm to make way for the Women's World Cup tomorrow evening.

There's no episode on Tuesday but EastEnders is then back to its usual times on Thursday at 7.30pm and Friday at 8pm. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.