EastEnders and Coronation Street fans face tough choice in New Year’s Day clash

Soap fans are facing the biggest decision of 2021 so far as cruel TV bosses have scheduled explosive New Year specials of EastEnders and Coronation Street to go out at exactly the same tonight.

Viewers will have to decide whether to catch up with the latest from Mick Carter and the Walford lot or tune in to see the residents of Wetherfield on the other side when its come to crunch time at 8pm.

Tonight’s emotionally wrought EastEnders episode will centre around Danny Dyer’s troubled ex Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter as he prepares to confront his deepest fears head on.

The actor has been wrapped up in the dark historic child abuse storyline which looks set to reach its dramatic peak .

EastEnders aired harrowing scenes on New Year’s Eve, as Mick Carter contemplated suicide

Will Gary Windass finally get his comeuppance on Coronation Street tonight?

On New Year’s Eve viewers saw Mick contemplate suicide after struggling to come to terms with the abuse he endured as a child.

His ongoing trauma has led to Mick pushing wife Linda, played by Kellie Bright, away and into the arms of Max Branning, played by Jake Wood.

A heartbroken Mick was last seen calling the Samaritans helpline and telling the call handler: “She abused me. I’m a victim” as he was driven to breaking point over Katy Lewis.

Mick’s next steps will be revealed in tonight’s dramatic offering.

While over on ITV, Gary Windass, played by Mikey North, is finally arrested on Coronation Street as his lies catch up with him.

News that the two rival soaps will clash tonight will offer little comfort to viewers already seething from EastEnders’ New Year’s Eve episode going head to head with Emmerdale on Thursday.

However, as always catch up services IPlayer and the ITV Hub will ready to ease the pain for anybody wanting to avoid any spoilers.

Gary Windass will have do some fast thinking tonight as the police call him in

While the festive season is one of the most dramatic times of the year in soapland, this year none of the nations favourites made it into the most watched shows on Christmas Day.

The Queen’s Speech won the ratings battle with 8.2million viewers tuning in with Call The Midwife taking second place, with an average of 5.4million.

ITV soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale were watched by 4.5 million and 3.6 million respectively. While EastEnders was watched by 3.5 million.

Watch Coronation Street on ITV at 8pm tonight and EastEnders on BBC One at 8pm

*If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or visit their site to find your local branch

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eastenders-coronation-street-new-years-23247935

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