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Friday 24th May 2019

EastEnders viewers shocked to see Jean Slater smoking

They didn't realise she smoked

EastEnders viewers were shocked to see Jean smoking in Monday night's episode.

The opening scene of last night's episode showed Jean puffing on a cigarette whilst putting up decorations in her new home.

Jean was smoking (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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She has been hiding away from her family in a caravan after she was told she could have ovarian cancer and it appears to viewers that Jean has picked up a bad habit.

has jean always smoked and ive just not seen it before orrrrr is this a new thing? #EastEnders [sic]

Whilst Jean has decided to hide away before she gets her biopsy results, she has left her family worried about her, especially her daughter Stacey.

Throughout the episode Stacey tried to contact her mother.

Stacey is worried about her mum (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

After remaining silent Jean eventually answered the phone to her daughter who told her mum that she missed her and that the house wasn't the same without her.

She also told her that her granddaughter Lily had won a prize at school.

Whilst Jean admitted she saw the photo Stacey had sent and she was "so proud", she told her she did not want to come home and that she was safe.

Jean and Stacey spoke on the phone (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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When Stacey asked her where she was, Jean just told her it was "quite a way" not revealing her location.

She also left her daughter wondering if she would show up to her appointment the next day.

EastEnders is on Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.

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