The BBC has confirmed that the Sunday omnibus edition of EastEnders will no longer air on Sunday afternoons.

The official website for the soap said that it will now air in a new late-night slot on Friday night / Saturday mornings. The EastEnders weekend repeat had traditionally been on a Sunday afternoon but over the past year has been shunted between BBC One and BBC Two and more recently to a late night Friday slot.

Last month it was announced executive producer Byran Kikrwood would be leaving following two years in the role. The show has faced criticism from fans that teenage characters are dominating storylines. Series producer Lorraine Newman is to take over on an acting basis.

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