It comes with great sadness to announce that I have taken the decision to step away from Walford Weekly podcast for the foreseeable future.
As a long time fan of EastEnders I have loved hosting and talking about the show and characters each week on the podcast but for me, EastEnder’s current direction and choice’s have only made me feel more isolated and distant from the show I once knew and enjoyed every week.
I haven’t been a fan of the production teams current format of ideas and scope for the show for some time but since the return from lockdown I haven’t been able to find any attachment or fondness I once had for the show and characters and for me carrying on hosting a podcast to discuss my dislike for something feels disingenuous to me, there is only so many times I can discuss a topic that I don’t enjoy without repeating myself and sounding bitter. (and no one wants to hear that on a weekly basis)
I will continue for now to take part in the review of the year podcasts (old and new) and also the weekly spoiler videos on YouTube and also chat on social media about the show but for the time being I will take a backseat to the podcast and continue to watch the show in my free time and hopefully one day I will see the show I once loved back again.
Finally I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who listened to the show over the past three years, it really does mean a lot and news on what the podcast will look like going forward will be announced soon by Alex so keep following us on social media to keep up to date.
Ben’s last podcast appearance will air 18th October 2020.