Why EastEnders Fans Are *Really* Angry At The Olympic Games

You may have noticed that a certain BBC1 soap was missing from the TV schedule last night...

We’re all loving the Olympics, right?

Well, most of us are. But some people are a little bit annoyed about the fact that coverage of the Rio Games has taken over our TV screens. Eep.

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Yesterday, EastEnders and Holby City were moved from the schedule to make way for sporting events. And almost immediately, confused fans started taking to Twitter.

Comments included: ‘Eastenders is not on I don’t know what to do with myself,’ ‘Wish the olympics was on a channel nobody watched I was buzzin for eastenders tonight n its not even gonna be on,’ and: ‘Just literally jumped out of bed to watch eastenders and it’s not even on ffssss [sic].’

But don’t worry, ‘Enders fans! To make up for yesterday’s no-show, the soap will be back on our screens at 8pm tonight. Phew.

And it looks like it’s going to be a good one…

TBH, the BBC has been in a bit of a tricky position when it comes to Olympics coverage.

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It’s previously been criticised for making viewers channel hop in order to stay tuned in to the action, usually to make way for programmes such as ‘Enders and the news.

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One message on Twitter reads: ‘BBC’s habit of channel hopping is amateurish. Especially mid event,’ while another says: ‘You deserve a medal for being able to keep up with the BBC channel hopping this Olympics.’

One particularly angry watcher added: ‘Anyone else sick to death of channel hopping to watch the olympics or is it just me!! ? [sic].’

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