Now that ITV is doing a very un-ITV thing and extending its evening news coverage to 7:30pm, it means the soaps have to move. Emmerdale will move to 7:30pm Mon-Fri, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays, while Coronation Street moves to 8pm for three hour-long episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
What will the BBC do with EastEnders? Even in the era of catch-up, they’ll surely not want to clash? Tuesday from 8pm for an hour is free (especially as Holby City ends in March), as is Thursday from 8:30pm. What will they do with the remaining episode, assuming they don’t want to cross into the 9pm slot? Monday at 7:30pm, and go against Emmerdale?