Eager EastEnders viewers might have noticed there is a slight schedule change for the much-loved soap this week.

The programme will not be airing during its usual time slot on Tuesday (December 5).

This is due to BBC One showing the Scotland and England women’s football game from 7.30pm tonight live from Hampden Park.

Eilidh Barbour will be presenting coverage of both teams' sixth and final match in Group A1 of the UEFA Women's Nations League.

This means an EastEnders episode will be shown on Friday evening (December 8) instead.

When is EastEnders on TV this week? See BBC schedule change

  • Monday, December 4 – BBC One, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, December 5 – no episode due to UEFA Women's Nations League match
  • Wednesday, December 6 – 7.30pm
  • Thursday, December 7 – 7.30pm
  • Friday, December 8 – 7.30pm

Episodes will also be shown on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Confirming the news on X, formerly Twitter, @bbceastenders said: “Heads up #EastEnders fans, this week’s drama on The Square will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on @BBCOne at the usual time of 7.30pm.”

One account replied: “We need it to be 5 days a week again lol.”

“Yesss for a Friday's epi. pls guys change back to a Friday again, swap Wednesday back to Friday instead. Hate it there's no Friday epi,” added another.

Hoping for a permanent full week of EastEnders, someone posted: “We need Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fri back, or the whole week for EE.”

This person responded: “Please don’t tell me it’s due to sports again! (Sorry, sports fans!)”

A user asked: “Can't you just get it up on @BBCiPlayer and let us watch it when we want?”