There are only hours to go until one of the most anticipated episodes of EastEnders in 2023 begins.

Eager fans have been hunting for clues for weeks (and months) as they tried to figure out just who could be killed in the Queen Vic on Christmas Day.

Back in February, EastEnders aired a flashforward scene showing The Six including Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), Denise Fox (Diane Parish), Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) and Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) towering over a body, leaving viewers to wonder who could commit such a crime.

Bride-to-be Sharon was then seen declaring the unknown person dead.

Most recently, the BBC soap revealed who the seven potential victims could be, posting an exclusive picture on social media.

The male characters in the snap were Jack Branning (Scott Maslen), Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry), Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters), Ravi Gulati (Aaron Thiara) and Tom Cotton (Brian Conley).

But aside from the festive special, when will EastEnders be on TV throughout the rest of the Christmas week?

In recent weeks there have been two BBC schedule changes to the programme's usual weekly TV dates due to sporting events, such as the Scotland and England football game in the UEFA Women's Nations League and BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023.

When is EastEnders on TV this week?

EastEnders will air on BBC One on the following dates during Christmas:

  • Christmas Day (Monday, December 25) – 9.45pm
  • Boxing Day (Tuesday, December 26) – 8.25pm
  • Wednesday, December 27 – 7.30pm
  • Thursday, December 28: 7.30pm
  • Friday, December 29 – 7.30pm

Episodes will also be shown on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Tuesday to Friday.

The much later time slot on Christmas Day will see the iconic episode be on TV for an hour.

It’s the only soap Christmas special which will be broadcast for a full 60 minutes on December 25.