EastEnders 'to start filming again by the end of June' 8 months ago

EastEnders 'to start filming again by the end of June'

EastEnders looks set to start filming again by the end of next month. 

Back in March, the BBC confirmed that filming on the long-running soap had been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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They have since cut back on the number of episodes broadcast per week in an effort to keep the residents of Albert Square on our telly screens for longer. 

Now, BBC director of content Charlotte Moore has confirmed that EastEnders and Top Gear will be back in production at the end of the month - with some changes in place. 

In a blog post on the BBC website [via Deadline],  she said that they had been “looking very carefully at how we can safely put some of our shows back into production.” 

“I’m pleased to announce that we plan to begin filming again on both EastEnders and Top Gear by the end of next month,” she continued. 

She added that they will be “working within government guidelines”, with strictly limited crews and social distancing members in place. 

Cast members will also be asked to do their own hair and make-up. 

“We want to serve our audiences and help TV production get back on its feet, but the number one priority will remain the safety and well-being of production teams and those who work with them,” she said. 

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