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Is EastEnders on tonight? When is EastEnders on next?

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Make sure you don't miss an episode!

EastEnders is on tonight at 8pm - great news for soap fans!

The soap, though, is now on just twice a week.

The BBC has revamped its schedules following the announcement that all continuing drama, including EastEnders, has stopped filming with immediate effect due to the coronavirus.

In a bid to make sure it doesn’t run out of episodes, the soap will now only be shown twice a week, on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Explaining the decision to stop filming, an EastEnders spokesperson said: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on EastEnders will be postponed until further notice.

“The decision was made after the latest government update. We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England.

“We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two, so that we can ensure the audience can continue to enjoy EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible.”

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When is EastEnders on next?

So, the next episode, which sees Ben Mitchell getting arrested, is on Monday at 8pm.

Ben Mitchell in EastEnders

Ben gets arrested in Monday's episode (Image credit: BBC / Nicky Johnston)

Tonight’s episode sees Ben getting nicked after he drowns his sorrows at the Prince Albert following a terrible day and ends up pinching a car from a punter called Hugo! Ben gets pulled over by the cops and has a lot of explaining to do.

Tuesday will also see an episode, going out at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, tonight's BBC1 schedule looks like this (see our TV Guide for full listings).

8pm EastEnders; 8.30pm Coronavirus: The Week That Changed Britain; 9pm MasterChef, 10pm BBC News

EastEnders continues tonight.