Why isn’t EastEnders tonight and when is he back?

Dotty at EastEnders

There are issues for Dotty when the soap returns to screens (Photo: BBC)

Don’t go look for EastEnders on BBC1 tonight, because unfortunately you won’t find it.

Soaps are once again giving way to football in the schedules.

Why is EastEnders not activated?

There is live football tonight on BBC1, starting at 7:30 p.m., as Manchester United take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round at Old Trafford. This means there is no time for our usual Monday night visit to Albert Square.

When is EastEnders back?

Thankfully, it’s not long to wait to catch up with whatever is happening in Walford, as EastEnders returns to our screens tomorrow (Tuesday). It’s also a double bill, with the first episode at 7:30 p.m. followed immediately by another at 8:00 p.m.

It will also be an hour of drama on TV, with Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman) trying to protect his children, as Aaron (Charlie Wernham) takes on dangerous gang boss Neil. Can Harvey keep his kids safe or is Aaron about to put him and Dana (Barbara Smith) in danger?

There are also issues for Dotty (Milly Zero) as she struggles to find a place to live.

Callum (Tony Clay) tries to convince Phil (Steve McFadden) to give Ben (Max Bowden) a break – but will Ben be impressed with his intervention?

And Chelsea (Zaraah Abrahams) is feeling the pressure to keep up appearances with Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith).

Whitney (Shona McGarty) tries to convince her that they are about to make Gray make a mistake and then they will have the evidence they need to sideline him for good – but Chelsea can- will it continue while waiting?

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