EastEnders fans will be able to binge-watch episodes before they air during Euros

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EastEnders fans will be glad to know that they will soon be able to binge-watch an entire week's episodes in one sitting.

The EastEnders schedule is being rearranged next month to make room for the delayed 2020 Euros football tournament.

To help fans get their Walford fix, the soap's bosses have announced that each week's episodes will be uploaded to iPlayer in one go, from Monday 14 June. The change will stay in place for three weeks.

The soap bosses say the "exciting" box-set development will allow viewers to be "in control of their Walford watching."


Executive producer Jon Sen said: "Giving EastEnders viewers the ability to decide when they drop in on all things Albert Square is something we’re excited about.

“With the inevitable scheduling changes due to the Euros, something we’ll be celebrating in Walford on screen, box-setting all four episodes will ensure everyone gets their dose of drama and football fans won’t miss out."

“From indulging them all in one night, staggering across a few days or continuing to watch the episodes play out on BBC One, we hope the endless streaming options on BBC iPlayer keeps viewers content over the next few weeks," he concluded.

The news comes after EastEnders icon Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, said he will not return to the show until at least early 2022.

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The 52-year-old is currently on a 10-month hiatus from the BBC show to star in the touring stage production Looking Dead Good.

The stage show, which was meant to start in January, will kick off in July and potentially carry on until early next year.

Speaking of his highly anticipated return to EastEnders, Adam told The One Show: "I don't know. The tour runs until the end of October, my daughter is then getting married in America.

"There is a possibility the tour will carry on until early next year, so if the tour carries on, I won't be back in EastEnders until 2022 at the earliest."

Adam's character was last seen dumping his phone in a bin and leaving Albert Square via Walford East tube station, shortly after it was revealed that his wife at the time, Sharon, had a plot to kill him after she discovered he had a hand in her son Denny's death.

He's now making the most of the touring production by travelling the length and breadth of the country in a motor home because of his dislike towards hotels.

Adam, who split from his wife Bev, revealed: "I've been doing this theatre tour, I didn't want to stay in hotels, I'm not a great fan of it.

"I've got friends who spend a lot of time on the road, and I just thought, "I'm gonna get a motor home. I can drive all over the country!"

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