Popular soap opera EastEnders has given fans a look at its new set as filming begins.

Built in 1984, the former Albert Square set was supposed to be used for two years and the BBC said it was no longer “fit for purpose.”

Filming on the new and improved set began on Tuesday, including in the famous Queen Vic.

Fans of the soap can expect scenes to air in Spring 2022.

Borehamwood Times: Albert Square (BBC handout)Albert Square (BBC handout)

The investment in the BBC’s longest-running TV serial drama and wider BBC Elstree Centre will enable improved high definition for Walford fans.

It has also enhanced filming options, with EastEnders production now able to explore new areas on screen.

As a result, the soap’s writers, producers and directors will have greater freedom to drive further creativity.

The serial drama returned to full-length episodes at the beginning of 2021 following a production break during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can watch EastEnders on BBC One throughout the week.