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BBC Confirms EastEnders Is Returning To Screens Next Month

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BBC Confirms EastEnders Is Returning To Screens Next Month

The BBC has confirmed when EastEnders will be returning to screens - and it's *so* soon.

Yep, the channel has promised that the show will be back "with a bang" on September 7th, so we don't have to wait long for more drama from good old Albert Square.

It comes after filming was put on pause back in March due to coronavirus restrictions, and only resumed back in June.

This meant we had three long months without any Phil Mitchell, Ian Beale, Sonia Fowler and Kat Slater on our screens.

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But somehow we've made it through, and it sounds as if some rather good storylines lie ahead!



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Executive producer Jon Sen said: "From the moment we turned the lights out in The Queen Vic our ambition was to come back with a bang and this autumn certainly does that.

"As soon as Albert Square reawakens, the drama returns at a pace.

"Although working within social distancing guidelines has certainly given us some new challenges, I am incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved."

He added: "The show is looking fantastic and we can't wait for 'series two' to begin".

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Plenty more drama is in store (Credit: BBC)
Plenty more drama is in store (Credit: BBC)

The soap will be back for four nights a week from the 7th September, landing on BBC One at 8pm as it makes its return.

In order to maximise the limited content they have, each episode will be 10 minutes shorter than normal, running for 20 minutes in total.

In the time the show has been off air, Stacey Dooley has been interviewing cast members to fill the gap in the schedule, while they have also been playing old throwback episodes to keep viewers entertained.

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Teasing big storylines ahead, EastEnders said that with "things returning to normal for the residents of Walford, that can only mean one thing - drama is set to follow".

Stacey Fowler is set to return too (Credit: BBC)
Stacey Fowler is set to return too (Credit: BBC)

We can expect one "friendship rocked when a huge secret is revealed, tragedy for one Albert Square family, trouble brew for the Carters," as well as a "new love [born] in lockdown".

Oh, and Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) is returning, too, to face the new romance between Martin (James Bye) and Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton). Eeeeek.

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We can't wait to be welcomed back into the Queen Vic once more (thank God the pubs are open, eh?!).

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV News, Eastenders, TV Entertainment

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