BBC One’s Eastenders announced today that it will only be broadcasting twice a week on a Monday and a Tuesday at 8pm and 7.30pm instead of its usual four-day a week schedule.
This will undoubtedly be frustrating for fans of the soap as let’s be honest our soaps are one of the only forms of escapism we have when bolted behind closed doors in self-isolation and they promise to provide much-needed relief from the news.
But elsewhere in the entertainment world, rumours are flying of who could be set to enter this year’s jungle camp in the 2020 series of I’m A Celeb and it’s actually quite nice to think of a time when all this coronavirus fear and panic is well behind us – here’s hoping.
Bookmakers Paddy Power have odds on who could be entering the jungle including Love Island babes, Maura Higgins, Megan Barton Hanson and Olivia Attwood.
Others rumoured to be joining them include world champion boxer, Ricky Hatton and other sports personalities such as former footballer, Paul Merson and actor and former footie star, Eric Cantona.
Richard Madeley also features on the list and former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson.
Somewhat surprisingly, even politicians have made an appearance albeit with lower odds, including former speaker, John Bercow and former Brexit party leader, Nigel Farage.
That would make for interesting telly, that’s for sure.
A Paddy Power spokesperson said: “Rumours have already begun about who may be on this year’s I’m A Celeb, after a frankly boring series last time out”.
“If there’s any way to spice it up, would be with the inclusion of Eric Cantona, though that could well be wishful thinking – the chances are they’ll have to settle for LadBaby instead”.
FYI: ‘LadBaby’ aka Mark Ian Hoyle is the YouTuber and last year’s Christmas Number One.
At this present moment in time it is thought that the 2020 series will still go ahead, despite the coronavirus outbreak.
The show usually kicks off on ITV in November and carries on until December, so we remain hopeful that our current global crisis is firmly bolted away in a memory we’d much rather forget by then.
We need some good telly back in our lives.