Denise Fox (Diane Parish) is set for a passionate start to 2013 when she shares a kiss with her sister’s boyfriend Ray Dixon (Chucky Venn).
Ray, who is currently dating feisty Kim (Tameka Empson), leans in for a passionate clinch in an episode to be shown in early January.
Before the kiss occurs, viewers will see Kim and Zainab plan a surprise dinner party for Denise in a bid to cheer her up after noticing that her mood has been low. The women have plans to set her up with either AJ or Ian, but Denise turns out to be unimpressed with how the meal pans out.
After Denise explains to Ray that she feels her life is a mess, Ray compliments her and tells her that she’s strong, funny and sexy. Denise is then left stunned when Ray goes in for a kiss.
An EastEnders insider today told RadioTimes.com: “Denise is fed up that everyone is trying to set her up with someone and the only person that stands up for her is Ray. But as Ray tries to give her some words of encouragement, they become lost in the heat of the moment and end up sharing a kiss. For both their sakes they will not want Kim to find out!”