EastEnders will broadcast their first ever live episode to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in 2010.

A week of special episodes of the soap will be shown in February culminating in the live show on Friday, February 19.

Executive Producer Diederick Santer said: “It’s too early to discuss the exact storyline at this point, but viewers are assured that this live episode will bring them all the high drama and excitement they expect from EastEnders and then some.

“The episode will feature – amongst other things – the resolution to a big storyline which will keep the audience (as well as the cast and crew) guessing until the very last moment.”

He added: “Every time I think about this episode I get excited as well as a little nervous, but nonetheless we are all thrilled to be celebrating our 25 years on screen with a live episode. It’s a big test for every member of the production here, and hopefully a big treat for the audience.”

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