EastEnders has finally returned to filming following the coronavirus pandemic, seeing the cast and crew remain two-metres apart while on set.
But it turns out the social distancing guidelines have not stopped the team from producing ‘extraordinary’ work – all thanks to a little CGI.
When chatting on Good Morning Britain, Max Branning star Jake Wood has opened up on what’s going on behind the scenes of the soap.
He told Piers Morgan: ‘It’s quite extraordinary with how they’re shooting it. They’ve done tests where they’ve been there for weeks working out the way to do it.
‘We’ve seen some of the stuff they’ve shot and it’s very clever, I think you’re not going to notice the difference as a viewer.’
The 47-year-old went on: ‘There’s other stuff they’re doing as well, that I can’t talk about, but almost every shot has CGI in it.’
The controversial host interrupted his guest, and quizzed whether or not they’re creating CGI versions of the cast.
Jake laughed: ‘We are actually there, but if they could generate a CGI version of me that would be perfect, I would love that.’
Piers was joined by Susanna Reid, who noted how the plot will not focus around the global pandemic – while other soaps have managed to incorporate a string of lockdown episode.
‘We’re in a world where coronavirus has been and everyone is in lockdown,’ the actor explained.
‘But it’s one of those strange things – we’re filming episodes that will go out in a few weeks time so it’s hard to predict where society will be and what the rules will be then.
‘We’re not drawing too much attention to it.’
In an effort to keep EastEnders on the air for as long as possible, episodes were rationed out at just two a week.
However, the show has now come off air for the first time in its 35-year run, after the final pre-lockdown episode aired June 16.
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