Lauren and Joey can deny it all they want, but the chemistry between them is hard to deny.
“I would rather snog Ian Beale back in the tramp days,” Lauren insists to her dad, but it seems her protests are falling on deaf ears – Max has told Joey that he has to move out as Derek isn’t happy with him living there.
Afterwards, while helping Joey search for a new place to live, Lauren confesses that she spends her time drawing and Joey is amused when he accidentally finds numerous portraits of him.
After sharing a tender moment, the pair find they are unable to fight the sexual tension and fall into each other’s arms. But will their happiness prove to be short-lived?
EastEnders is at 8pm on BBC1