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'Enders team have backup plan for live ep

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'Enders team have backup plan for live ep

Diederick Santer

EastEnders' executive producer Diederick Santer has revealed that a backup plan is in place for the soap's forthcoming live episode in case of technical difficulties on the night.

The show's boss told Inside Soap that an emergency tape featuring the rehearsal for the instalment will be aired if there is a crisis on February 19.

Walford's special 25th anniversary broadcast will feature the much-anticipated reveal of Archie Mitchell's killer following weeks of mystery and confusion.

Santer explained: "We'll be filming the rehearsal, including the various versions of the reveal scene. That way - if something goes seriously wrong - to which the only alternative is BBC One going back, we can play the tape."

However, he stressed that the tape will not be used if a cast member forgets a line or for any other minor problems.

Santer said: "In those cases, we'll power on using our improvisational skills. It's really just for technical backup in case of a proper crisis."

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