BBC One will air a double bill of EastEnders tonight after cancelling Friday's edition following the death of Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh's passing was announced around lunch time on Friday, and the BBC decided to air back-to-back news specials instead.

However, they will now air back-to-back episodes of EastEnders starting at 8:10pm - replacing a rerun of Fawlty Towers.

Meanwhile, ITV will air hour-long episodes of both Emmerdale and Coronation Street on Tuesday 13 April from 7pm.

ITV pulled the two shows to make way for Prince Philip coverage, after he passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle on Friday 9 April at the age of 99.

EastEnders will air two episodes tonight after Friday's edition was cancelled
EastEnders will air two episodes tonight after Friday's edition was cancelled

The soap news comes after it was reported that the BBC's coverage of Prince Philip 's death was met with 100,000 complaints from angry viewers.

The scheduled programmes were replaced with 24 hours of coverage for the Queen's late husband across the BBC's radio and TV channels.

Even the MasterChef final was ditched in favour of tribute programmes for the prince.

BBC decided to cancel Friday's episode of EastEnders due to the royal death of Prince Philip
BBC decided to cancel Friday's episode of EastEnders due to the royal death of Prince Philip

But according to The Sun, some viewers were angry that their shows were side-lined, and it's even said that the coverage is one of the most complained about things in the history of British TV.

An insider told the publication: "I feel sorry for the Beeb.

"They would be criticised and accused of not being respectful enough if they didn’t lay the programmes on. But they seem to have left many people very cross."