EastEnders: Derek Branning favourite to be revealed as Kat’s lover

The Walford villain takes nearly 60% of the vote in a RadioTimes.com poll, leaving Max Branning in a distant second place


EastEnders villain Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) has emerged as the frontrunner in the current “Who is Kat’s lover?” storyline that is set to culminate in Thursday’s episode. 


Derek is one of three candidates suspected of having an affair with Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace), the other two being his brothers Max (Jake Wood) and Jack (Scott Maslen). Viewers will discover the truth later this week following a confrontation between Kat and her husband Alfie (Shane Richie).

In a poll for RadioTimes.com, Derek has so far received 58.27% of the vote, with Max in second place at 25.78%, while Jack trails in last with 15%. Over 800 people have so far had their say, but there is still time to offer your prediction here.

Jamie Foreman is to leave EastEnders over Christmas with Derek set to be killed off. The manner of his departure is being kept a closely guarded secret, although bookmakers recently tipped Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) to be the one responsible for his demise.


Co-star Jo Joyner, who plays Tanya Cross, recently said of Foreman’s exit: “He’s such a nice guy. I think he’s wonderful – it’s a real loss.”