EastEnders has released teasers today for what’s in store this Christmas and for one Walford resident the net begins to close in as her past actions catch up with her.
Janine Butcher (pictured), played by Charlie Brooks, will contemplate killing again as she comes close to being revealed as a killer. At Halloween, viewers watched as she fatally stabbed estranged husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) and framed Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks) for the murder.
In Walford, Janine’s lies look set to be exposed but with the pressure mounting and nowhere to run, she once again takes matters into her own murderous hands – but will she kill again, will she be caught, or will she flee Walford before the truth comes out?
The arrival of the Carter’s will also be a main feature as Danny Dyer makes his long awaited début as Mick Carter. Shirley’s (Linda Henry) brother, he will be joined by wife Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) and children Johnny (Sam Strike) and Nancy (Maddy Hill).
Meanwhile, The Queen Victoria finds itself under new management when Mick and Linda Carter take over, but as the family settle into their new home, little do they know life is about to throw them a few curveballs…
Shirley arrived back in the Square last week after two months away with sister Tina, played by newcomer Luisa Bradshaw-White. The family are set to buy the Queen Vic after Phil (Steve McFadden) puts it up for sale.
As revealed at the weekend, the festive period will also see the start of a long running storyline in which Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) is diagnosed with breast cancer.