EastEnders is “in crisis” after all time low viewer ratings
It seems millions of us have had enough of EastEnders’ often dreary and depressing plotlines, and we’re choosing not to watch in our droves, sparking a radical shake up of the BBC soap, including axing some of the less popular characters.
Matt Lapinskas, who plays Anthony Moon, has been ditched, and various media outlets report that the show’s bosses are considering who else should go.
It’s believed producers are considering axing more of the younger members of the cast as the show has been criticised for too many storylines that highlight teenagers’ issues.
The move to revamp the show comes as around 5.7million of us tuned into EastEnders last week, while Corrie landed 8.4million viewers…
The Sun’s TV Biz states, “Since the beginning of the year nearly ten per cent of EastEnders viewers have deserted the show.”
And of course, the situation won’t be helped as some of the show’s biggest stars take time off. Patsy Palmer and Lindsey Coulson, who play mum and daughter Bianca and Carol, are both off for six months, and later this year, Charlie Brooks, who plays Janine, is also taking a few months off.
Jo Joyner also announced that she’s having a break from her role as Tanya Branning later this year, and both Adam Woodyatt and Steve McFadden – who play Ian Beale and Phil Mitchell – are taking time off at the end of the year to star in panto.
What do you think EastEnders is doing wrong? Are there too many teenager issues? Or are the storylines just too dull overall?
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