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EastEnders SPOILER: An unexpected event TEARS one family apart

Next week is set to be huge on the Square

Life will never be the same for one EastEnders family next week as a huge event sends shock waves throughout Walford.

We already know Michelle Fowler’s secret affair with her former student Preston Cooper is set to come tumbling out in dramatic fashion.

A new trailer released previously showed the pair kissing in the pouring rain while people including Preston’s other love interest Bex Fowler and Michelle’s brother Martin Fowler watch on.

But as Michelle tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life, across the Square the drama isn’t any quieter.

Show bosses are keeping tight-lipped about the top secret storyline, so we don’t know whose lives are torn apart.

What we do know about next week, other than Michelle, is that the Carters are throwing a 60s theme night in the latest of their special evenings at The Vic.

The family are also struggling as social services come to assess Sylvie.

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Tina is upset, worried whether or not she’s done the right thing, but with caring for her mother becoming impossible without support, she knows she has to do it.

Could the tragedy affect the Carters? We’ve heard they’re already filming Sylvie’s funeral, so could next week see her death?

Denise and Kush might also be finally getting together after at last admitting their feelings.

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Could the shock confession lead to disapproval among other residents? Will Carmel go to war with her best friend over her getting together with her son?

Or is it someone who’s not even been mentioned by the show? Are they keeping every detail of this storyline back to play out on screen?

Fans have been left disappointed recently after episodes in which Preston and Michelle had a ‘fumble’ in Phil and Sharon’s living room and Jay Brown was seen chatting up underage girls again.

They took to Twitter to express how they were fed up with the show’s storylines.

But ‘Enders boss Sean O’Connor revealed at the Royal Television Society Awards that he’s happy with the show and he loves exploring the idea of “community”.