Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) is to discover that boyfriend Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) cheated on her back in the summer.
In scenes to be shown next week, a dejected Dexter (Khali Best) will let slip that Jay shared a kiss with a barmaid when the Walford teens went on their camping holiday earlier this year.
“Sort out your own perfect little relationship before you start giving me advice. He cheated on you,” Dexter blurts out to his friends.
News of Jay’s infidelity immediately serves as a reminder for Abi of her own parents’ various relationship crises – a pattern of behavior that she is determined not to repeat. Lauren tries to reassure her sister that taking back a man who’s cheated doesn’t turn her into Tanya. But it takes a heart-to-heart with Jay before Abi can make her decision.
“I know it was just a kiss,” Abi tells her boyfriend. “But I don’t want us to waste years splitting up, getting back together and never really being happy.”
So will Abi forgive Jay? Or is their relationship about to end for good? Find out when EastEnders broadcasts these scenes on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December.