Keanu Taylor is a man living on borrowed time according to some fans, and the EastEnders‘ Christmas trailer appears to confirm he’ll be killed off soon.
Viewers know that Keanu has been keeping a whopping secret from his boss Phil Mitchell – and it’s all set to implode over the festive season.
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) December 9, 2019
While Phil has his suspicions that his wife’s unborn baby isn’t his, thanks to Lisa Fowler’s interfering, the mechanic has no idea that the real father has been under his nose all along.
Keanu is definitely not surviving the New Year. Big balls make big enemies.
Not only did unfaithful Shazza have an affair with someone else, it just happened to be with Phil’s employee and Phil’s daughter Louise’s boyfriend, Keanu!
So much rage!
In a sneak preview of the Christmas episodes, Phil’s son Ben is seen telling his dad: “He will not outlive Christmas.”
Phil is seen looking vengeful, while Sharon looks upset and scared.
Understandably, with Keanu’s secret set to be revealed any day now, fans were quick to assume Ben is talking about Keanu.
Danny Walters (Keanu) is leaving, so I assume it’s him 🤔
— Lynn Hall (@LynnHal67354641) December 10, 2019
Holy hell! As if someone had the spine to tell Phil bleedin' Mitchell to grow up?
Keanu is definitely not surviving the New Year. Big balls make big enemies. #EastEnders
— David Murphy (@D1Smurphy) December 10, 2019
If Phil Mitchell kills Keanu in the Xmas special I will never watch eastenders again
— Naag Nool (@h35cl__) December 9, 2019
I feel like Keanu is gonna die this Christmas/New years #Eastenders
— nay (@nayjontel) November 30, 2019
Actor Danny Walters recently announced he’s quit the soap, adding fuel to the fire that he’ll die.
One fan tweeted: “Danny Walters is leaving, so I assume it’s him.”
The speculation was only fuelled when Keanu told Phil to “grow up” during Tuesday night’s episode (December 10).
A viewer tweeted: “Holy hell! As if someone had the spine to tell Phil bleedin’ Mitchell to grow up? Keanu is definitely not surviving the New Year. Big balls make big enemies. #EastEnders.”
However, one fan wasn’t happy, writing: “If Phil Mitchell kills Keanu in the Xmas special I will never watch EastEnders again.”
Some viewers were quick to comment on the opening scenes of the teaser trailer, in which Phil appears to be staring at a glass of whiskey.
Does this mean the recovering alcoholic turns to drink again?
Actress Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon, recently explained: “The scenes are so tense, all I’ll say is that it’s EastEnders at Christmas so it’s very dramatic – Phil is at his angriest and we see the fighter in Sharon, it was a fantastic dynamic to play.”
She also revealed that there’s nothing Sharon won’t do to protect her baby – and even Keanu from Phil’s wrath.
In spoiler pictures released this week, Phil is seen with blood on his hands… But whose is it?
Last month, ED! told you that Walford favourite Danny Walters, who plays Keanu, had announced he was quitting the BBC soap.
The actor told Digital Spy: “It has been a joy to play Keanu Taylor for the last two and a half years.
“I have been blessed to work with the most fantastic creative team.
“I will miss them and my fellow actors immensely.
“EastEnders will always hold a special place in my heart and I will continue to be an avid fan.”
EastEnders’ executive producer Jon Sen added: “Keanu’s story is set to come to a dramatic and blistering conclusion in the near future as one of the best kept secrets on the Square is finally revealed with devastating consequences.
“We’d all like to thank Danny for his nuanced performance as Keanu Taylor over the last two and half years.
“What Danny has brought to his character has been one of the reasons the ‘Sheanu’ affair has been such compulsive viewing for fans. Everyone at EastEnders wishes him well for the future.”
An EastEnders insider revealed: “Keanu should know that secrets never stay secret in Walford and he’s been playing with fire for months.
“The truth is going to come out in spectacular fashion and bosses are promising that Keanu’s exit is going to be explosive.”
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