Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) and Jake Stone (Jamie Lomas) are to continue seeing each other in coming weeks, but will aim to keep their relationship a secret from the residents of Albert Square.
In scenes to be shown on Thursday 17 October, Lauren will sneak off to see Jake – who she met at counselling sessions for alcohol addiction – while telling her family that she’s completing a video project.
When Jake suggests going back to Lauren’s place, she’s quick to pour scorn on the idea, leading to Jake suggesting that he is her guilty secret. At the end of the afternoon, Jake drives Lauren back to her neighbourhood, only for her to suggest that she walk the final few streets:
“Yes, as long as I get to see you again,” comments Jake, to which Lauren replies that she’s sure that can be arranged. But for how long will they be able to keep everything under wraps?