EastEnders SPOILER: Max to KILL his daughters?

BBC boss won't rule anything out

EastEnders has confirmed that Lauren and Abi Branning will be leaving in an explosive Christmas storyline, but not exactly how they’ll depart.

And now speculation is rife that their own father, Max, could kill one of them.

On Tuesday’s This Morning, soap expert Sharon Marshall discussed the girls’ exit and teased that Max might be the man responsible for their demise.

The sisters aren’t really the best of friends at the moment (Credit: BBC)

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she said: “I’ve been told it’s a really explosive storyline over Christmas and New Year.

“They won’t tell me if they’re leaving in a box or not!”

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She then went on to talk about Max, who has been plotting revenge on the Square, including his daughter’s for months.

“So how far will he go to keep his secrets? Abi’s pregnant with dead Steven’s baby so they’ve got to keep the secret that he never had a brain tumour.”

Is Max actually capable of murdering one – or both – of his daughters? (Credit: BBC)

Could Max really kill one of his girls? He feels they’ve wronged him, especially by letting him go to prison for Lucy’s murder when Lauren knew he didn’t do it, but murdering his own child? When he knows how much it hurt after Bradley died? Surely not.

Is the soap about to turn him into the murderer he was accused of being? There’s surely no redemption for him left if so.

It’s goodbye to Lauren and Abi *sob* [Credit: BBC]
News of the Branning lasses departure was announced on Sunday.

A rep for the BBC One soap revealed Jacqueline Jossa – aka Lauren – and on-screen sister Lorna Fitzgerald, best known as Abi, are departing Albert Square.

“We can confirm Jacqueline and Lorna will be leaving,” a spokesperson told The Sun.

“They have been wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future.”

Jacqueline has played Lauren Branning since 2010 [Credit: BBC]
According to the paper, bosses have a juicy exit storyline all sewn up for the pair, which has been described as “one of the biggest on-screen moments of the year”.

Ooh, intriguing!

Unfortunately – and, perhaps, understandably – the soap is being tight-lipped over how Lauren and Abi will exit Walford.

Lorna Fitzgerald made her first appearance as Abi in 2006 [Credit: BBC]
It’s expected their departures will form part of the soap’s always-exciting Christmas storyline.

The news has been greeted with shock from fans who can’t believe they’ll have to say goodbye to Lauren and Abi.

One outraged fan declared: “Whoever in their idiotic mind decided it was right for Lauren and Abi to be written out? How dare you! I am FUMING!”

Plenty of others followed suit by taking to social media to vent their anger at the news.

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Jacqueline has been playing Lauren since 2010, when she took over from Madeline Duggan, while Lorna has starred as Abi since 2006.

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