EastEnders to go interactive?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 September 2012
Perry Fenwick

EastEnders' Perry Fenwick

New BBC Director-General George Entwistle has promised to consider making soaps such as 'EastEnders' and events such as Glastonbury festival more interactive

'EastEnders' is set to go interactive.

The BBC's new Director-General George Entwistle has promised big changes with interactivity at the channel, with options to watch the likes of classic soaps to Glastonbury music festival and sporting events like the World Cup from various angles, giving viewers much more control.

He said: "Nothing works that way at the moment, yet it could theoretically be brought together."

George - who is paid £450,000 a year in the post, which he took over from Mark Thompson - also said he would be "open" to working with Simon Cowell, who is better known for his work with ITV.

He added: "I'm completely open-minded."

However, he ruled out cutting back on money for big named stars such as Graham Norton and said he would not reduce funding on dramas.

Earlier this year it was claimed some at the BBC were bombarding George with requests for him to consider bringing back classic ex-pat soap 'Eldorado' - which ran from 1992 to 1993.

A source said: "There are a lot of us who want it back. It was given the chop too quickly.

"A lot of people are emailing the new director general to let them know we want it back."

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