Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) is to be arrested for kerb crawling next week when his efforts to help Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) go awry.
In scenes to be screened on Thursday 7 August, Ian will be seen desperately getting some cash together to pay off blackmailer Rainie Cross (Tanya Franks) once and for all.
But after Ian makes a quick exit from the local swimming gala to meet her, his plan goes horribly wrong. Queen Vic landlord Mick, also driving back from the pool, spots Ian parked up talking to Rainie. Mick parks up behind him causing Ian to speed off, but the police soon pull round the corner.
Mick is then taken into custody when Rainie refuses to confirm his innocence and a panicked Ian disappears. So what will Mick do?
"Mick has no idea what he's getting into when he agrees to help Ian. We all know that Mick is one of the good guys and would never try to pick up a prostitute. He'll be praying that Linda trusts him enough to believe he's innocent," said a show insider.