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Saturday 20th July 2019

EastEnders fans hail "superstar" Bailey "the best thing to happen to the show"

She's been melting hearts since arriving in Albert Square

EastEnders fans are in love, and they've fallen hard. Ever since Mitch's daughter Bailey Baker arrived in Walford, BBC viewers have become increasingly fond of the little girl.

And, after this week's heartbreaking scenes, they are even more besotted with the "superstar".

Awwww, Mitch and Bailey had a tender moment that left fans in tears (Credit: BBC)

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On Tuesday (March 12), BBC viewers witnessed some very moving scenes between Mitch and his daughter, when he had the heartbreaking task of telling her that her mum is dying.

But the nine-year-old, who is currently caring for terminally ill Dinah, shocked Mitch when she admitted she already knew her mum didn't have long left.

And fans were blown away by her grown-up attitude and full of praise for the character, played by Kara-Leah Fernandes.

Viewers love the dynamic between Karen, Mitch and Bailey (Credit: BBC)

This young girl Bailey in @bbceastenders is phenomenal. I actually get goosebumps watching her act.

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One said: "Genuinely shedding a tear at #EastEnders tonight. I love Mitch and Bailey, she is just a little superstar!"

Another said: "#EastEnders Please more Mitch, Karen and Bailey. What fantastic chemistry they have - brilliant! Actress who plays Bailey is amazing!!"

A third chipped in: "Bailey and Mitch are the best thing to happen to this show in a while... The girl who plays Bailey is a phenomenal actress! #EastEnders."

"This young girl Bailey in @bbceastenders is phenomenal," said another. "I actually get goosebumps watching her act. Bright life now... Even brighter future ahead. Never seen such natural acting. #EastEnders."

Others called her "adorable" and "phenomenal", while many more said the actress deserved an award for her portrayal of Bailey.

Some social media users praised the soap for highlighting the issues faced by the many young carers in the country.

Will Mitch and Karen adopt the little girl and give BBC fans what they so clearly want?

So cute it hurts (Credit: BBC)

Bailey made her first appearance on January 10, 2019, although at that time nobody knew she was Mitch's daughter.

Her half-sister Chantelle will soon be arriving in Walford, too.

Kara-Leah Fernandes starred in The Long Song before joining the cast of EastEnders.

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