It’s essentially the most great time of the yr – until you reside in Walford wherein case it’s most likely the whole reverse. Sure, EastEnders at Christmas is a practice of excessive drama, explosive showdowns and game-changing plot twists followers wait 12 months for.
With the 2019 cleaning soap festive season nearly upon us the storylines set to be within the highlight for the all-important Yuletide interval are boiling up properly like a pan of sprouts, so permit RadioTimes.com to tease and tantalise the treats we at present know the present has below the tree to fulfill followers hoping for the standard carnage. You received’t be disenchanted…
This yr’s ticking time bomb set to detonate across the Queen’s speech is the reality about Sharon Mitchell and Keanu Taylor’s clandestine affair and the true paternity of her unborn baby being revealed, sending Phil Mitchell on a darkish path to avenge the betrayal. “Sharon and Keanu have been harbouring this secret for months, however secrets and techniques by no means keep hidden in Albert Sq.,” a present spokesperson reveals. “Their lies unravel and when Phil finds out, there’ll solely be one factor on his thoughts – revenge!”
On account of the reveal, we’ll be saying farewell to Keanu this Christmas, following actor Danny Walters’ choice to stop which was introduced earlier this month. It’s not confirmed if the door is to be left open for Keanu, who can also be engaged to and anticipating one other child with Phil’s lovestruck teenage daughter Louise Mitchell – if the mechanic has any sense he’ll do a runner the minute his future father-in-law finds out and by no means look again. Lou herself may also have a rating to settle, and presumably her unstable mum Lisa Fowler (she’s useful with a gun…) and different members of the Mitchell clan. Will Mr Taylor survive the festivities?
The cleaning soap has additionally confirmed Tilly Keeper bows out as a part of the festive fireworks chez Mitchell – will she run off with Keanu? Or kill him?! “I’ve liked enjoying Louise over these previous few years,” says the star. “Working with our unimaginable forged and crew has been a pleasure and I really feel honoured to be a part of such an iconic present.”
Linda in peril
Channeling legendary lashed-up landlady Angie Watts, present Queen of the Vic Linda Carter is battling alcohol habit which has already seen her arrested for drink driving. L’s boozing steps up a gear over Christmas, as EastEnders insiders tease: “Linda’s consuming spirals uncontrolled, leaving her in a determined scenario. Mick is set to have the very best Christmas but, however it will likely be something however completely happy for the Carters.”
There might be one thing to smile about for the Carter clan, as eldest son Lee is about to make a quick comeback quickly. The announcement was made earlier this autumn when it was teased the character, final seen in February 2017, can be again at a time when his dad and mom want him essentially the most, so it’s protected to imagine his reappearance is linked with the above traumas befalling his publican dad and mom. Will he be reunited with ex-wife Whitney?
Martin’s murderous meltdown
Simply whenever you thought Mr Fowler couldn’t get any extra off the rails comes rumours he’s set to lose the plot and go rogue with a gun – and presumably take Linda hostage. James Bye and Kellie Shiny have been noticed filming dramatic scenes on location, with a battered and bruised Martin manhandling a terrified-looking Linda whereas waving a hearth arm round. ‘Enders haven’t commented, however with Martin sliding into the darkish facet due to his vendetta with Ben Mitchell, and being dumped by spouse Stacey, the stall-holder is a unstable mess able to blow up any day now…
Karen’s sudden visitors
The much-loved Taylor household present some gentle aid as they welcome sudden visitors for Christmas dinner, and go all out with the festive decor. “They’ve about 4 Christmas bushes,” Lorraine Stanley, aka matriarch Karen, instructed Inside Cleaning soap. “From a mini one to an enormous’un, and it’s correct 1980s fashion!” We’ve detected a spark between Kaz and new boss Billy Mitchell – would possibly he be popping spherical for a kiss below the mistletoe?
Elsewhere, the BBC has teased extra imprecise plot developments together with a guardian angel guaranteeing one other native household’s life adjustments for the higher, whereas one other clan is satisfied all just isn’t because it appears and go to nice lengths to show they’re proper. What may all of it imply…?
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