Why is EastEnders on twice tonight? BBC soap cancelled for Six Nations tomorrow

EastEnders viewers will be overjoyed to hear that there will be a double helping of the soap this evening… but might also be wondering why.

Soap fans will be able to indulge in an hour of Walford-based drama tonight, which will be missing from their schedule tomorrow.

That’s because instead BBC One will be airing the France vs Wales Six Nations match instead from 7.25pm (kick-off at 8pm) until 10pm.

This will also be the last Six Nations for coach Warren Gatland, who is leaving Wales after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Why is EastEnders on twice tonight? BBC soap cancelled for Six Nations tomorrow

Soap fans will be able to indulge in an hour of Walford-based drama tonight

Why is EastEnders on twice tonight? BBC soap cancelled for Six Nations tomorrow

BBC One will be airing the France vs Wales Six Nations match
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So instead, viewers can tune into EastEnders at 7.30pm and 8.30pm this evening as Hunter Owen continues to spiral out of control.

Poor Mel will also have to face off against Ray’s wives, who are demanding to know where he is.

Maddie and Nicola continue to hang around Albert Square, which leaves Hunter unnerved.

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Hunter Owen continues to spiral out of control
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Jack also tells Mel about Hunter’s odd behaviour at the club last night and Mel is disturbed after checking the CCTV footage.

A worried Mel then turns to Ian for advice but later puts her foot in it after asking him about Bobby.

However he later tells her about what happened to Bobby and prompts Mel to make a big decision…

*EastEnders airs tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on BBC One

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