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John Yorke
John Yorke
is a British television producer. He took on executive producer for EastEnders from 2000 until 2002 and returned to the soap temporally in 2017 after Sean O'Connor was axed as executive producer and Yorke was named as an interim executive producer.

During his time there, he was given the task of introducing the soap's fourth weekly episode and managed a win over long running rival Coronation Street in a rare head-to-head showdown. He axed the majority of the Di Marco family and helped introduce popular characters such as the Slater family. He handed over to Louise Berridge in 2002.

In June 2017, after Sean O'Connor was axed as executive producer of EastEnders', John Yorke was named as the interim executive producer with his role immeditally coming into effect. As Yorke's tenure is only temporary, he will be responsible for finding the next pernament executive producer for EastEnders.


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Preceded by
Matthew Robinson
Executive Producer of EastEnders
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Louise Berridge
Preceded by
Sean O'Connor
Executive Producer of EastEnders (interim)
2017–present
Succeeded by
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