Filming resumes on EastEnders with new social distancing measures in place

Megan Sutton
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From Good Housekeeping

Back in March, BBC bosses suspended the filming of beloved, long-running soap EastEnders in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Episodes filmed before lockdown came into force were shown less frequently than usual in at attempt to stretch out the material, but in June, that backlog ran out. That means, for fans of the soap, there's been an Albert Square-shaped hole in their lives for over a month.

The good news is that filming has resumed on the show as of yesterday (29 June), with EastEnders favourites Danny Dyer, Jake Wood and Adam Woodyatt being some of the first cast members to get back into their roles.

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Cast and crew have been pictured filming scenes while adhering to social distancing measures, with some production staff seen to be holding measuring sticks to calculate safe distance.

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The soap will return to airing four 20-minute episodes per week, later this year.

"Filming resumes (!) and #EastEnders will be back to four, 20 minute episodes per week, later in the year. Cast and crew are adhering to strict government guidelines and social distancing measures, while making sure we return with the #EastEnders you know and love," a statement on social media read.

In the meantime, here are some more snaps of what EastEnders filming looks like in the age of social distancing.

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

EastEnders airs on BBC One.


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