EastEnders are lining up a big disaster in Walford and it’s hitting our screens next week.
Bosses are keeping tight-lipped over what actually happens, but lives are on the line and it’s set to change life in The Square forever.
The day in Walford starts off pretty normally with all our faves heading out to work on the market.
Things get a bit heated when Carmel reveals there are plans to move the market to a new location.
Martin’s fuming at the news and goes on strike for a few hours before rowing with Stacey and then realising no one’s with him in his fight.
Elsewhere on the Square, Billy and Jay are caught up in a traffic jam and end up having a heart to heart about Jay’s love life when the young apprentice opens up about how he’ll never get a girlfriend given his sex offender’s conviction.
But all these problems are set to be forgotten when disaster strikes and mayhem follows.
An EastEnders source told Inside Soap magazine:
“What happens will be completely unexpected, and feels like a real bolt out of the blue.”
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With Ronnie and Roxy barely even cold in their graves, will another Walford favourite be joining them? Who will it be? We have so many questions!
The only character confirmed to be leaving the soap at some point is Lee Carter, played by Danny-Boy Hatchard. But is this his exit?
With the show’s latest policy of surprise exits though, it could be anyone, so we’re not writing Lee off just yet.
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As the residents rally round and pull together to help those in need, the rescue party soon realise things are worse than they first thought. Will we see more deaths this early in the year?
The drama is set to play out over three episodes, which also explains the reason both Mick Carter and Phil Mitchell celebrated their birthdays early recently.
Fans have been carefully watching to spot mistakes in the soap at the moment and when these scenes were aired, they were quick to point out the continuity error.
But the show told Digital Spy that events aren’t always set on the exact day they’re screened and these celebrations were “moved slightly for story purposes”, to accommodate next week’s big catastrophe.