Denise Fox (Diane Parish) may have told daughter Libby that she intends to end things with Ian, but will she abandon him in the wake of Lucy's death?
In scenes to be shown on Tuesday 29 April, Denise will be seen realising that she cannot face picking up the pieces as the Beales reel following Lucy's shock demise. After packing a suitcase, Denise makes the drastic decision to leave Walford in order to join Libby in Oxford - but will she really go?
Next week's episodes of EastEnders will see Ian receive the news that his daughter has been found dead. Speaking about the mystery that ensues, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said recently:
“It’s going to run into the 30th anniversary during February next year. But there are some very big curveballs to be thrown at the audience between now and then. And in the run-up to Christmas this year, there is a big twist that will make everybody gasp.”