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2018 was EastEnders' thirty-fourth year of production.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Previous year's ranking
1 Linda Carter Kellie Bright Full year 139 28 (77 episodes)
2 Stacey Fowler Lacey Turner Full year 127 2 (141 episodes)
3 Mick Carter Danny Dyer Full year, however did not appear for much of the latter part of the year as the character was imprisoned. 121 1 (150 episodes)
4 Keanu Taylor Full year 113 33 (63 episodes)
5 Shirley Carter Linda Henry Full year excluding August 110 6 (133 episodes)
6 Martin Fowler James Bye Full year 109 4 (134 episodes)
Karen Taylor Lorraine Stanley Full year 29 (71 episodes)
7 Mo Harris Laila Morse From March 107 N/A
8 Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick Full year 105 29 (71 episodes)
Bernadette Taylor Clair Norris Full year 36 (59 episodes)
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace From March N/A
9 Whitney Carter Shona McGarty Full year 102 7 (130 episodes)
10 Sharon Mitchell Letitia Dean Full year excluding second half of December 101 12 (124 episodes)
11 Mel Owen Tamzin Outhwaite Since 2nd week of January 100 N/A
Jean Walters/Slater Gillian Wright Since March
12 Hayley Slater Katie Jarvis Since February 97
Keegan Baker Zack Morris Full year 25 (88 episodes)
13 Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White Full year excluding August 91 21 (98 episodes)
Jack Branning Scott Maslen Full year 18 (103 episodes)
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith Since 2nd week of January N/A
14 Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt Full year 88 4 (134 episodes)
15 Callum Highway Tony Clay Full year 85 N/A
Kim Fox-Hubbard Tameka Empson Full year 19 (102 episodes)
16 Denise Fox Diane Parish Full year 82 9 (127 episodes)
17 Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney Full year 81 38 (52 episodes)
18 Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden Full year excluding August–November 78 31 (70 episodes)
19 Honey Mitchell Emma Barton Full year 77 17 (103 episodes)
20 Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick Full year 75 26 (87 episodes)
21 Stuart Highway Ricky Champ Since May 74 N/A
22 Kathy Beale Gillian Taylforth Full year 73 14 (124 episodes)
23 Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra Full year 72 55 (1 episode)
Louise Mitchell Tilly Keeper Full year 23 (96 episodes)
Hunter Owen Charlie Winter Since February N/A
24 Max Branning Jake Wood Full year 70 11 (125 episodes)
25 Kush Kazemi Davood Ghadami Full year 69 8 (127 episodes)
26 Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy Full year 68 37 (58 episodes)
Carmel Kazemi Bonnie Langford Until November 3 (135 episodes)
27 Ted Murray Christopher Timothy Until October 67 41 (37 episodes)
28 Bex Fowler Jasmine Armfileld Full year 65 16 (112 episodes)
29 Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker Full year 59 33 (62 episodes)
30 Rainie Cross/Branning Tanya Franks January, then from April 58 N/A
31 Arshad Ahmed Madhav Sharma Full year 47 N/A
32 Donna Yates Lisa Hammond Until July 45 22 (96 episodes)
33 Dennis Rickman Jr. Bleu Landau Full year 40 43 episodes
34 Mariam Ahmed Indira Joshi Full year 39 N/A
35 Vincent Hubbard Richard Blackwood Until April 28 31 (69 episodes)
36 Ruby Allen Louisa Lytton From September 26 N/A
Ray Kelly Sean Mahon From September
37 Dot Branning June Brown Full year 24 35 (59 episodes)
38 Jagger Rawley Aaron Thomas Ward From August 22 N/A
39 Alfie Moon Shane Richie May, then from November 21
40 Adam Bateman Stephen Rahman-Hughes From August 19
41 Aidan Maguire Patrick Bergin Until March 17 52 (14 episodes)
42 Woody Woodward Lee Ryan Until June 16 40 (48 episodes)
43 Joyce Murray Maggie Steed Until March 15 49 (15 episodes)
44 Shakil Kazemi Shaheen Jafargholi Until May 12 27 (86 episodes)
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell January–February, July, November 53 (6 episodes)
45 Michelle Fowler Jenna Russell Until April 11 14 (112 episodes)
46 Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa Until February 10 10 (125 episodes)
47 Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald First 3 weeks of January 8 16 (104 episodes)
Maddie Wright Robyn Page From October N/A
Tracey Jane Slaughter Full year 58 (7 episodes)
Tommy Moon Shay Crotty December N/A
48 Ben Mitchell Harry Reid First 2 weeks of January 7 20 (100 episodes)
Bert Moon Elliot Briffet December N/A
Ernie Moon Cody Briffet
49 Harold Legg Leonard Fenton From November 6 N/A
50 Josh Hemmings Eddie Eyre Until February 5 39 (48 episodes)
Johnny Carter Ted Reilly January 13 (124 episodes)
51 Nicola Kelly Alexandra Gilbreath from December 3 N/A

Production

Viewing figures

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Duff Duff Viewers (millions)
5628/5629 1 1 January 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Mark Catley 7.81
5630/5631 2 2 January 2018 John Howlett Mark Catley/Simon Norman 6.95
5632 3 3 January 2018 John Howlett Kim Revill 7.4
5633 4 4 January 2018 John Howlett Kim Revill 7.31
5634 5 8 January 2018 John Dower Mark Stevenson 7.78
5635 6 9 January 2018 John Dower Rob Gittins 7.77
5636 7 11 January 2018 John Dower Rob Gittins 7.35
5637 8 12 January 2018 John Dower Matthew Barry 7.22
5638 9 15 January 2018 Michael Owen Morris Colin Wyatt 7.13
5639 10 16 January 2018 Michael Owen Morris Jonny O'Neill 7.11
5640 11 18 January 2018 Michael Owen Morris Matthew Barry 7.19
5641 12 19 January 2018 Michael Owen Morris Matthew Barry 7.16
5642 13 22 January 2018 Jamie Annett Pete Lawson 7.07
5643 14 23 January 2018 Jamie Annett Jeff Povey 6.99
5644 15 24 January 2018 Jamie Annett Daran Little 6.51
5645 16 25 January 2018 Jamie Annett Daran Little 6.89
5646 17 29 January 2018 Jane Ashmore Lauren Klee 6.56
5647 18 30 January 2018 Jane Ashmore Rob Gittins 7.15
5648 19 1 February 2018 Jane Ashmore Rob Gittins 6.09
5649 20 2 February 2018 Jane Ashmore Lisa Gifford 6.73
5650 21 5 February 2018 Afia Nkrumah Jaden Clark 6.56
5651 22 6 February 2018 Afia Nkrumah Jesse O'Mahoney 5.85
5652 23 8 February 2018 Afia Nkrumah Christopher Reason 6.99
5653 24 9 February 2018 Afia Nkrumah Christopher Reason 6.65
5654 25 12 February 2018 Dominic Keavey Sumerah Srivastav 6.51
5655 26 13 February 2018 Dominic Keavey Mark Stevenson 6.7
5656 27 15 February 2018 Dominic Keavey Carey Andrews 6.5
5657 28 16 February 2018 Dominic Keavey Carey Andrews 6.44
5658 29 20 February 2018 Laurence Wilson Jonny O'Neill 6.6
5659 30 21 February 2018 Laurence Wilson Rob Gittins 5.67
5660/5661 31 22 February 2018 Laurence Wilson Rob Gittins/Davey Jones 5.65
5662 32 26 February 2018 Waris Islam Simon Norman 6.46
5663 33 27 February 2018 Waris Islam Wendy Granditer 6.64
5664 34 1 March 2018 Waris Islam Matthew Barry 6.98
5665 35 2 March 2018 Waris Islam Simon Norman 6.84
5666 36 5 March 2018 Richard Lynn Kim Revill 6.56
5667 37 6 March 2018 Richard Lynn Mark Catley 6.75
5668 38 8 March 2018 Richard Lynn Mark Catley 6.06
5669 39 9 March 2018 Richard Lynn Mark Catley 6.68
5670 40 12 March 2018 John Greening Pete Lawson 6.54
5671 41 13 March 2018 John Greening Colin Wyatt 5.27
5672 42 15 March 2018 John Greening Christopher Reason 6.26
5673 43 16 March 2018 John Greening Christopher Reason 6.48
5674 44 19 March 2018 John Howlett Jeff Povey 6.74
5675 45 20 March 2018 John Howlett Jeff Povey 6.87
5676 46 22 March 2018 John Howlett Jeff Povey 6.6
5677 47 22 March 2018 Karl Neilson Harry Holmes (Tony Jordan) 6.51
5678 48 26 March 2018 Ian White Rob Gittins 6.58
5679 49 27 March 2018 Ian White Phil Clymer 6.06
5680 50 29 March 2018 Ian White Lauren Klee 6.18
5681 51 30 March 2018 Ian White Lauren Klee 6.32
5682 52 2 April 2018 Michael Owen Morris Peter Mattessi 6.89
5683 53 3 April 2018 Michael Owen Morris Madeleine Clifford 6.75
5684 54 5 April 2018 Michael Owen Morris Simon Norman 6.35
5685 55 6 April 2018 Michael Owen Morris Simon Norman 6.05
5686 56 9 April 2018 James Larkin Jesse O'Mahoney 6.44
5687 57 10 April 2018 James Larkin Julia Honour 5.46
5688 58 12 April 2018 James Larkin Daran Little 6.18
5689 59 13 April 2018 James Larkin Daran Little 6.03
5690 60 16 April 2018 Jane Ashmore Mark Stevenson 6.51
5691 61 17 April 2018 Jane Ashmore Rob Gittins 6.63
5692 62 19 April 2018 Jane Ashmore Rob Gittins 5.78
5693 63 20 April 2018 Jane Ashmore Rob Gittins 5.51
5694 64 23 April 2018 Toby Frow Johnny Candon 6.08
5695 65 24 April 2018 Toby Frow Mark Catley 6.6
5696 66 26 April 2018 Toby Frow Mark Catley 6.16
5697 67 27 April 2018 Toby Frow Robert Evans 5.99
5698 68 30 April 2018 David Tucker Jeff Povey 6.22
5699 69 1 May 2018 David Tucker Jeff Povey 6.52
5700 70 3 May 2018 David Tucker Pete Lawson 6.11
5701 71 4 May 2018 David Tucker Pete Lawson 5.91
5702 72 7 May 2018 Dominic Keavey Jeff Povey 5.64
5703 73 8 May 2018 Dominic Keavey Carey Andrews 6.1
5704 74 10 May 2018 Dominic Keavey Carey Andrews 6.04
5705 75 11 May 2018 Dominic Keavey Jeff Povey 5.8
5706 76 14 May 2018 John Dower Rob Gittins 6.26
5707 77 15 May 2018 John Dower Lauren Klee 5.97
5708 78 17 May 2018 John Dower Lauren Klee 5.6
5709 79 18 May 2018 John Dower Kim Revill 5.95
5710 80 21 May 2018 Karl Neilson Mark Catley 5.97
5711 81 22 May 2018 Karl Neilson Mark Catley 5.33
5712 82 24 May 2018 Karl Neilson Mark Catley 6.32
5713 83 25 May 2018 Karl Neilson Kim Revill 6.49
5714 84 28 May 2018 Waris Islam Kim Revill 5.72
5715 85 29 May 2018 Waris Islam Madeleine Clifford 6.1
5716 86 31 May 2018 Waris Islam Madeleine Clifford 5.54
5717 87 1 June 2018 Waris Islam Jesse O'Mahoney 5.14
5718 88 4 June 2018 Richard Lynn Rob Gittins 6.08
5719 89 5 June 2018 Richard Lynn Rob Gittins 4.97
5720 90 7 June 2018 Richard Lynn Jeff Povey 5.77
5721 91 8 June 2018 Richard Lynn Johnny Candon 5.99
5722 92 11 June 2018 Kate Saxon Pete Lawson 6
5723 93 12 June 2018 Kate Saxon Pete Lawson 5.29
5724 94 14 June 2018 Kate Saxon Jonny O'Neill 5.81
5725 95 15 June 2018 Kate Saxon Jonny O'Neill 5.76
5726/5727 96 18 June 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Madeleine Clifford/Jesse O'Mahoney 5.79
5728 97 21 June 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Jesse O'Mahoney 5.69
5729 98 22 June 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Simon Norman 5.48
5730/5731 99 25 June 2018 Jane Ashmore Kenny Emson/Jeff Povey 5.6
5732 100 29 June 2018 Jane Ashmore Daran Little 4.98
5733 101 29 June 2018 Jane Ashmore Daran Little 4.64
5734 102 2 July 2018 John Greening Lauren Klee 5.61
5735 103 5 July 2018 John Greening Lynne Dallow 5.21
5736 104 5 July 2018 John Greening Carey Andrews 5.33
5737 105 6 July 2018 John Greening Peter McKenna 5.72
5738 106 9 July 2018 Penelope Shales-Slyne Johnny Candon 5.84
5739 107 10 July 2018 Penelope Shales-Slyne Christopher Reason 5.52
5740 108 12 July 2018 Penelope Shales-Slyne Pete Lawson 5.66
5741 109 13 July 2018 Penelope Shales-Slyne Pete Lawson 5.31
5742 110 16 July 2018 Steve Finn Mark Stevenson 5.85
5743 111 17 July 2018 Steve Finn Patrick Homes 4.7
5744 112 19 July 2018 Steve Finn John Hickman 4.56
5745 113 20 July 2018 Steve Finn Rob Gittins 5.11
5746 114 23 July 2018 David Moor Rob Gittins 6.03
5747 115 24 July 2018 David Moor Jesse O'Mahoney 4.96
5748 116 26 July 2018 David Moor Jeff Povey 5.62
5749 117 27 July 2018 David Moor Matthew Hurt 5.44
5750 118 30 July 2018 James Larkin Lauren Klee 5.65
5751 119 31 July 2018 James Larkin Lauren Klee 4.86
5752 120 2 August 2018 James Larkin Peter Mattessi 5.54
5753 121 3 August 2018 James Larkin Jonny O'Neill 5.29
5754 122 6 August 2018 Waris Islam Kim Revill 5.77
5755 123 7 August 2018 Waris Islam Kim Revill 5.59
5756 124 9 August 2018 Waris Islam Pete Lawson 5.41
5757 125 10 August 2018 Waris Islam Pete Lawson 5.2
5758 126 13 August 2018 Jane Ashmore Pete Lawson 5.57
5759 127 14 August 2018 Jane Ashmore Robert Butler 5.39
5760 128 16 August 2018 Jane Ashmore Angela Murray 5.58
5761 129 17 August 2018 Jane Ashmore Carey Andrews 5.65
5762 130 20 August 2018 Laurence Wilson Mark Catley 5.42
5763 131 21 August 2018 Laurence Wilson Robert Evans 5.52
5764 132 23 August 2018 Laurence Wilson Jonny O'Neill 5.66
5765 133 24 August 2018 Laurence Wilson Rob Gittins 6.02
5766 134 27 August 2018 John Dower Peter Mattessi 5.93
5767 135 28 August 2018 John Dower Peter Mattessi 6.02
5768 136 30 August 2018 John Dower Johnny Candon 5.7
5769 137 31 August 2018 John Dower Johnny Candon 5.51
5770 138 3 September 2018 Karl Neilson Jonny O'Neill 6.13
5771 139 4 September 2018 Karl Neilson Lauren Klee 6.59
5772 140 6 September 2018 Karl Neilson Lauren Klee 5.93
5773 141 7 September 2018 Karl Neilson Lauren Klee 5.83
5774 142 10 September 2018 Toby Frow Simon Norman 6.02
5775 143 11 September 2018 Toby Frow Simon Norman 5.19
5776 144 13 September 2018 Toby Frow Carol Parker 5.99
5777 145 14 September 2018 Toby Frow Wendy Granditer 5.89
5778 146 17 September 2018 Sean Healy Carey Andrews 6.31
5779 147 18 September 2018 Sean Healy Carey Andrews 6.05
5780 148 20 September 2018 Sean Healy Angela Murray 6.05
5781 149 21 September 2018 Sean Healy Angela Murray 6.14
5782 150 24 September 2018 John Howlett Mark Stevenson 6.45
5783 151 25 September 2018 John Howlett Madeleine Clifford 6.39
5784 152 27 September 2018 John Howlett Craig Sheldon 6.24
5785 153 28 September 2018 John Howlett Craig Sheldon 6.22
5786 154 1 October 2018 Laura Way Bo Poraj 6.14
5787 155 2 October 2018 Laura Way Martin Scott 5.90
5788 156 4 October 2018 Laura Way Martin Scott 6.01
5789 157 5 October 2018 Laura Way Rob Gittins 5.82
5790 158 8 October 2018 Jennie Darnell Peter Mattessi 6.36
5791 159 9 October 2018 Jennie Darnell Lauren Klee 5.08
5792 160 11 October 2018 Jennie Darnell Lorraine Newman 6.34
5793 161 12 October 2018 Jennie Darnell Pete Lawson 6.11
5794 162 15 October 2018 Richard Lynn Pete Lawson 6.26
5795 163 16 October 2018 Richard Lynn Pete Lawson 6.59
5796 164 18 October 2018 Richard Lynn Jonny O'Neill 6.04
5797 165 19 October 2018 Richard Lynn Jonny O'Neill 6.02
5798 166 22 October 2018 David Moor Kim Revill 5.84
5799 167 23 October 2018 David Moor Kim Revill 5.79
5800 168 25 October 2018 David Moor Rob Gittins 5.97
5801 169 26 October 2018 David Moor Rob Gittins 6.32
5802 170 29 October 2018 Michael Owen Morris Mark Catley 6.36
5803 171 30 October 2018 Michael Owen Morris Mark Catley 6.28
5804 172 1 November 2018 Michael Owen Morris Jonny O'Neill 6.37
5805 173 2 November 2018 Michael Owen Morris Jonny O'Neill 6.21
5806 174 5 November 2018 Conor Morrissey Sydney Thompson 6.31
5807 175 6 November 2018 Conor Morrissey Pete Lawson 6.15
5808 176 8 November 2018 Conor Morrissey Peter Mattessi 5.95
5809 177 9 November 2018 Conor Morrissey Peter Mattessi 5.87
5810 178 12 November 2018 Stephen Garwood Rob Gittins 6.26
5811 179 13 November 2018 Stephen Garwood Rob Gittins 5.50
5812/5813 180 15 November 2018 Stephen Garwood Pete Lawson / Mark Stevenson 6.16
5814 181 19 November 2018 Laurence Wilson Kim Revill 6.42
5815 182 20 November 2018 Laurence Wilson Kim Revill 6.33
5816 183 22 November 2018 Laurence Wilson Daran Little 6.07
5817 184 23 November 2018 Laurence Wilson Paul Walker 6.25
5818 185 26 November 2018 Ian White Jonny O'Neill 6.43
5819 186 27 November 2018 Ian White Jonny O'Neill 6.00
5820 187 29 November 2018 Laura Way Anya Reiss 6.16
5821 188 30 November 2018 Ian White Wendy Granditer 6.16
5822 189 3 December 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Mark Catley 6.04
5823 190 4 December 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Mark Catley 6.40
5824 191 6 December 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Johnny Candon 6.02
5825 192 7 December 2018 Lance Kneeshaw Lorraine Newman 5.80
5826 193 10 December 2018 John Howlett Thea Ward 5.90
5827 194 11 December 2018 John Howlett Peter Mattessi 5.94
5828 195 13 December 2018 John Howlett Peter Mattessi 6.09
5829 196 14 December 2018 Pete Lawson Peter Mattessi 6.25
5830 197 17 December 2018 David Moor Rob Gittins 6.01
5831 198 18 December 2018 David Moor Rob Gittins 6.70
5832 199 20 December 2018 David Moor Kim Revill 6.10
5833 200 21 December 2018 David Moor Kim Revill 6.24
5834 201 24 December 2018 John Greening Kim Revill 6.39
5835/5836 202 25 December 2018 John Greening Simon Ashdown 6.91
5837 203 26 December 2018 John Greening Simon Ashdown 6.71
5838 204 27 December 2018 Richard Lynn Simon Norman 6.58
5839 205 28 December 2018 Richard Lynn Simon Norman 6.76
5840 206 31 December 2018 Richard Lynn Carey Andrews 6.26

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