EastEnders fans brand new Albert Square show absolute madness – but want more

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EastEnders has launched its very own quiz style programme Albert Squared, and already fans can't wait for the next instalment.

Although it was hard to grasp exactly what was going on due to the shouting, screaming and general carnage on set from the rowdy contestants.

Even though online users have branded the new game show "absolute madness" they certainly couldn't wait to see actor James Bye – who is better known on the soap as Martin Fowler – return to the hosting chair again.

The comments section of the YouTube feed was brimming with praise, with one person penning: "This is absolute madness but I’m so here for it."

Another agreed: "I don’t know what this madness is but I’m beyond here for it."

A third remarked: "It's so chaotic I love it," followed by a laughing emoji with tears.

Others were keen to understand when the second instalment would be shown, as they asked: "Will the next one be on tomorrow?"

On the launch episode, viewers tuned in to witness two teams going head-to-head in the ultimate general knowledge EastEnders quiz.

Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler on the BBC programme, stepped up as leader of the Walford Warriors.

She was joined by comedian and actor Brian Conley (Rocky) and Gurlaine Kaur (Ash Panesar).

They faced stiff opposition from the EastEnders Defenders, with team captain Tameka Empson – better known on Albert Square for her role of Kim Fox.

Tameka's team included Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) and Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell).

The competition proved to be fierce with both teams wanting to be crowned the winners – but there could be only one champion.

After the EastEnders cast had battled it out in The Queen Vic in 'Get Into My Pub!', 'Air Your Dirty Laundry' costume change round, and 'Plaice Your Orders' there was one worthy winner.

The EastEnders Defenders, who scored 246 after their points had been squared by the host, won.

In an interview ahead of the show debut, host James Bye said: "I've never done anything like this before.

"We were told to have fun, have a laugh and show viewers what our relationships are like off-camera and that’s exactly what we did.

"There are 10 episodes of us just having a giggle. It really lifted everyone's spirits when we needed it with all the news around at the moment just before Christmas and I hope that comes across on screen."

EastEnders: Albert Squared continues Wednesdays on EastEnders’ YouTube and Facebook pages.

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