EastEnders credit confusion over new executive producer resolved

The show’s fresh start isn’t far away.

EastEnders will officially kick off its new era in the coming weeks as executive producer Chris Clenshaw’s credited episodes begin, Insertions.us can exclusively confirm.

The BBC soap appointed Clenshaw as its new boss in November last year, but as always with a producer changeover, it has taken time for his work to appear on screen.

Last week, Clenshaw was credited as executive producer in the EastEnders closing titles for the first time after the show’s special Jubilee episode aired.

Some fans thought this marked the start of his reign, but the credit was removed in the subsequent two episodes.

An EastEnders insider has now told Insertions.us that Clenshaw will be credited on a regular basis within the next few weeks.

The source added: “EastEnders has a big summer coming up, with some really exciting storylines on the way.

“Chris’s storylines aren’t on screen just yet, but there’s not long to wait before his era begins.”

Insertions.us understands that Clenshaw was credited for the Jubilee edition due to the special nature of the largely standalone episode and his behind-the-scenes work on it.

The historic edition included a Royal visit from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

EastEnders’ former executive producer Jon Sen stepped down late last year after three years in charge.

Sen’s last credited episodes were the finale of the Gray Atkins storyline in March. Since then, only Kate Oates – Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios – has been credited as senior executive producer.

Clenshaw already has a history with EastEnders as he previously worked on the show for four years, starting off as a storyliner in 2015. He later took on the posts of script editor and story producer.

When his return to Walford was announced last year, he said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Walford to work with the hugely talented team on a British institution that, for more than three decades, has given us some of the most memorable moments in popular culture.

“Becoming the custodian of one of Britain’s greatest dramas is a huge honour.”

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.