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No EastEnders increase 'for now'
A scene from EastEnders
In 2001, a fourth weekly episode of the soap was added on Fridays
The BBC has refused to rule out a fifth episode each week for long-running soap EastEnders, but says it will not change the scheduling in the near future.

The Sun reported that the extra show was being considered to bring EastEnders in line with Coronation Street, seen five times a week on ITV1.

"There are no imminent plans to increase the number of episodes," a BBC spokesman said.

"However, we are constantly examining our schedules for possibilities."

He added: "At any one time, a whole host of options are under consideration for BBC One."

EastEnders is currently seen on BBC One every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with an omnibus on Sunday.

Coronation Street has a double bill each Monday, with further episodes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.


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