Soap fans will have to choose between a massive EastEnders episode and a one hour special on Emmerdale
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EastEnders and Emmerdale face off in a battle for viewers on New Years Eve
EastEnders is normally broadcast in this slot machine, while Emmerdale has been pushed back half an hour due to a schedule change
With ITV and The Chase news airing at different times, Emmerdale will air later than usual – with You’ve Been Framed! broadcast at 7 p.m.
EastEnders is on for 30 minutes and will take on the first half of rival ITV in full
Viewers can obviously watch it on BBC iPlayer instead, or watch Emmerdale an hour later on ITV 1
Some fans took to Twitter after spotting the problem, not knowing what to do
One viewer wrote: “OMG! Who’s in charge? Instead of starting the first episode of #emmerdale at the usual 7pm & time putting You’ve Been Framed in the middle with the second episode at 8pm, “someone” has “decided” to make ONE episode from age 730h ?? !!
Another wrote: “Emmerdale and Eastenders go head to head tomorrow, don’t know what to do and I’m stressed out”
A third added: “#Emmerdale and #EastEnders go head to head tomorrow night Which do you watch first? EastEnders for me”
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Ebene News – GB – Episodes of EastEnders and Emmerdale New Year’s Eve clash after a change of ‘schedule