BBC One has confirmed that EastEnders will be back next month!

EastEnders bosses have announced that the favourite soap will be back on air as soon as September 7th after a 12 week break.

BBC One has confirmed that EastEnders will be back next month!
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Long-running drama, EastEnders will soon be back on the air with bosses confirming the date as September 7th.

This comes after the show was forced to take a 12-week break from filming due to coronavirus interruptions and promptly ran out of new episodes to air.

After being off air for almost three months after a consecutive 35 years of uninterrupted scheduling BBC bosses have joked that they're looking forward to 'season two' of the cult favourite soap. The announcement on Twitter read:

The moment we've all been waiting for...#EastEnders will be back on your screens on Monday 7th September. It's time to set your alarm and wait for the drama to begin! For more information, head to @bbceastenders on Facebook and Instagram.
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The moment we’ve all been waiting for…#EastEnders will be back on your screens at 8pm on Monday 7th September. Like the rest of the UK the residents of Walford have been adjusting to a new way of life since the Covid-19 pandemic swept the nation but after nearly 3 months away, the drama from Albert Square will be returning to BBC One. However with things returning to normal for the residents of Walford, that can only mean one thing – drama is set to follow. Exec Producer, Jon Sen, has 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 and, although working within social distancing guidelines has certainly given us some new challenges, I am incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved. The show is looking fantastic and we can’t wait for “series two” to begin…” Time to set your alarm ⏰ - you’re not going to want to miss a second! Let the drama begin!

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However, although the show is coming back it won't quite be on the same schedule it once was. The new episodes will be a little shorter at just 20 minutes long and will be airing four times a week on BBC One.

Speaking about the return of the show, Jon Sen, executive producer for EastEnders 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.

He continued:

As soon as Albert Square reawakens the drama returns at a pace and, although working within social distancing guidelines has certainly given us some new challenges, I am incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved.

The show temporarily stopped production in March when the UK went into lockdown and many professionals were asked to work from home where possible. In June, the show ran out of new material to air for the first time in 35 years, forcing them to take a break from screening.

Time to watch a recap of Walford's latest dramas!