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Monday 17th June 2019

EastEnders to be shown TWICE tonight but cancelled tomorrow because of Women's World Cup

Double helping tonight

Hold the phone! EastEnders will be shown twice tonight (Thursday 6 June) on BBC One, but will be cancelled tomorrow night.

The soap is usually shown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, but tomorrow's episode has been shelved due to the start of the women's football World Cup.

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The opening match of the tournament, which sees hosts France taking on South Korea, takes EastEnders' place at 8pm on BBC One.

The show tweeted the news this morning (Thursday 6 June).

The tweet said: "Hold the phone! Not ONLY are we going to be dropping our summer trailer like it's hot today."

There are two episodes of #EastEnders tonight. 7.30pm and 8.30pm. You won't want to miss a single minute.

"There are two episodes of #EastEnders tonight. 7.30pm and 8.30pm. You won't want to miss a single minute."

Yesterday, Hunter Owen returned to the Square (Credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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The soap is set to unveil a summer of sizzling storylines.

Yesterday it was revealed that Hunter Owen will return to the Square.

The youngster - played by Charlie Winter - is coming back from his stint in jail after shooting his stepfather, Ray Kelly.

He was last seen on screen in April, when mum Mel (Tamzin Outhwaite) visited him in prison, telling him to be strong.

Nikita Parris is part of the England Women's World Cup team (Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian)

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Meanwhile, the Women's World Cup takes place in France.

The tournament kicks off tomorrow night, with the final on July 7.

England  - who play Scotland, Japan and Argentina in the group phase - are one of the favourites to lift the cup.

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