Filming for EastEnders along with other BBC continuing dramas has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
It means EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors will all stop filming with immediate effect. This follows the latest government update as the country deals with the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak.
Production on Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm and Scotland’s River City has also been paused. The BBC say they will continue to monitor the situation from public health organisations.
“In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice. The decision was made after the latest government update.” – BBC Statement
EastEnders have tweeted to say that they will be reducing the number of episodes screened each week to two from four. The BBC One soap will now air only on Monday’s and Tuesday’s until further notice.
“In light of the spread of Covid-19, filming on #EastEnders will be postponed until further notice… We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two.” – EastEnders Statement
ITV have yet to confirm whether they plan to stop production on Coronation Street and Emmerdale.