EASTENDERS has been canceled in the latest soap shake tonight.
Three of the big soaps have been interrupted since the start of the World Cup in Qatar on November 20th.
Soap fans have to navigate TV programming to watch their favorite soaps at different times or on different days and now tonight’s EastEnders has been canceled to allow for another football match.
The episode should have aired on BBC One but instead EastEnders fans will have to catch up on iPlayer.
However, they will have to wait until Thursday morning before they can watch the episode.
Soap schedules are expected to be disrupted well into December as the World Cup tournament is canceled on December 18.
EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale aren’t the only programs to suffer during the World Cup.
Quiz shows like The Chase and Tipping Point were pulled from the schedule, while Loose Women and This Morning were also affected.
Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing has had to move its live quarterfinals and semifinals from a Saturday to a Friday to accommodate the soccer tournament and its knockout stages.
The Quarterfinals will now air on Friday 2nd December with the results being moved from Sunday 4th December to Saturday 3rd December.
Then the semi-finals will be broadcast live on Friday 9th December, the results show the next evening, Saturday 10th December.
Luckily, the Strictly finals will be back at their usual Saturday venue on December 17th.