The BBC have announced that BBC1 soap Eastenders will be reclassified as a comedy in the new year. They say that they want to try something different and look forward to the challenge. Apparently increasingly bawdy and humorous storylines will be phased in gradually so that the change goes unnoticed.
Rumour has it that upcoming story lines include Dot Cotton mistakenly reading from the Karma Sutra at a Church reading. Patrick and Yolande declaring themselves as naturists in the Vic wearing only there pride. Sharon sleeping with her brother... again! Only this time Dennis Jr has a clown costume fetish.
Barbara "Babs" Windsor of 'Carry On' fame and Eastenders star, says that she'll enjoy returning to some real comedy.
"Oh I love it... the cheeky fun, the slap-stick. Oh yeah it was magic working with Sid (James), I think they'll bring Frank Butcher back to reprise Sid's role... oh I can't wait... Saucy!" - Babs.
Julian Clary is also believed to make an appearance as an over keen district nurse, expect enema shenanigans, daffodil reprises, and "cough sir" hilarity.
The new moves have sparked anger and disdain from the Eastenders fans.
"If we wanted to watch 'Carry On' films we'd look in the reduced price bin at Woolworth's. Eastenders is great as it is, full of sex granted but depressing at the same time. It's sex that makes people want to top themselves or enact revenge... that's how we like it." - Victoria Square, a fan... apparently.
Eastenders wouldn't be the first show to pander to a culture of sex craving and light hearted thigh slapping. Big Brother was deliberately set up to capture live sex on network television, and then the producers would say "oh, no, this educational social experiment has backfired."
Eatenders is just one of many British shows that are going down Matron's bed pan!