EastEnders suspends filming until further notice due to coronavirus 1 year ago

EastEnders suspends filming until further notice due to coronavirus

It is one of a number of British TV shows that has suspended filming due to coronavirus.

The BBC has suspended filming on EastEnders, Casualty and Holby City until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak.


The number of new EastEnders episodes being shown each week is also being reduced to two from three.

The TV shows join a number of Hollywood blockbusters that have also been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement issued by the BBC, it was revealed that the decision was made after the most recent government update.

"In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on EastEnders will be postponed until further notice.

"The decision was made after the latest government update.

"We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England.

"We have also taken the decision to reduce the amount of episodes we broadcast each week to two, so that we can ensure the audience can continue to enjoy EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible."


The latest figures in the UK show that 1,950 people have been diagnosed with the virus, and that a total of 60 people have died from it, as of Wednesday 18 March.