EastEnders fans unhappy about delayed episode

Screen-grabFans of BBC One soap EastEnders are reportedly unhappy that the corporation pulled Tuesday night’s episode to cover the unfolding events in Downing Street following the resignation of Gordon Brown.

 

 

 

screengrabFans of BBC One soap EastEnders are reportedly unhappy that the corporation pulled Tuesday night’s episode to cover the unfolding events in Downing Street following the resignation of Gordon Brown. The One Show was interrupted at 7.15 to bring a live statement from Downing Street as Gordon Brown made a statement to the gathered press that he was stepping down as Prime Minister. Because of the importance of the situation the BBC decided not postpone EastEnders and Holby City to bring continued coverage of the unfolding political drama – as Brown visited Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen and David Cameron arrived at Downing Street.

 

Even though the events were of profound national importance – as the first Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition took power – some EastEnders fans weren’t happy at their favourite soap was dropped at the last minute. It might be hard to believe that 1000 fans have complained to the BBC over the decision – according to The Daily Mail. The delayed episode of EastEnders was aired on Wednesday evening instead.

 

So do you think the BBC were right to pull EastEnders and Holby City to cover the political events or maybe they should have just left EastEnders on? After all the fictional drama of Albert Square is far more important than the political events in Downing Street, right? Post your comments below.