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Jasmine Allday

When is EastEnders on over Christmas? Episode guide for BBC soap as Danny Dyer exits

EastEnders are set for some dramatic scenes this Christmas and New Year - as Danny Dyer makes his exit from the BBC soap.

It's been a huge year for the residents of Walford and this Christmas is set to be just as dramatic as Danny Dyer's final scenes as Mick Carter will air. Mick and Janine are set to marry - but will it go to plan or is there disaster ahead as Shirley is desperate to expose Janine for who she really is? With secrets and lies being exposed, how will it all pan out for those in the Square?

Here's all we know, with timings and dates for episodes finally being revealed...

There will be some dramatic scenes this Christmas on EastEnders (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

When is EastEnders on over Christmas?

The entire Christmas schedule for the BBC soap is as follows:

Monday December 19 - 19:30

Tuesday December 20 - 19:30

Wednesday December 21st - No episode

Thursday December 22nd - 19:30

Friday December 23rd - 19:30 (hour long episode)

Christmas will be huge on EastEnders this year! (BBC/JackBarnes)

Christmas Eve - No new episode (an omnibus will air on BBC Three)

Christmas Day - 21:25 (hour long episode)

Boxing Day - 19:30

Tuesday December 27 - 19:30

Wednesday December 28 - 19:30

Thursday December 29 - 19:30

When is EastEnders on over New Year?

Friday December 30 - No episode

Janine's lies could finally be exposed! (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

New Year's Eve - No new episode (an omnibus will air on BBC Three)

New Year's Day - 18:30

Normal soap schedules return from Monday 2nd January, with EastEnders airing as usual on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC1 for half an hour each evening.

What's happening on EastEnders over Christmas?

EastEnders promises to be very dramatic this Christmas as Janine's lies could finally be exposed. Shirley has been growing more and more suspicious of Janine and she is determined to bring her down. Linda and Shirley are stunned when they get an invite to Christmas Day dinner by Janine - but there's a huge shock ahead.

Shirley is determined to bring Janine down (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

Shirley is desperate to show Mick and everyone else what Janine is really like and her plan continues throughout Christmas Day. A vicious row breaks out - but Janine shrugs off all the accusations flying around. Scarlett walks in - will she finally tell the truth about her mum and what happened with Linda, or can her secret stay hidden.

As secrets and lies are exposed, all hell breaks loose. It's clear Mick's world is imploding around him - will he fight for his love with Linda and will he see Janine for who she is? However it all pans out Christmas Day will be Mick Carter’s last day in Walford...

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