EastEnders: pregnant Linda to fall down the Vic’s stairs – will her baby survive?

Linda's plunge will bring on labour in dramatic scenes to be shown over the coming weeks

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Giving birth is a stressful business at the best of times, but the pressure is really on for pregnant Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) when she goes into labour after falling down the stairs at the Queen Vic.

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Scenes to be broadcast on Monday 11 May will see Linda taking her tumble following a big argument with Mick (Danny Dyer). In the end, it’s Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) who spot Linda just as her waters are breaking and drive her to the hospital.

Heavily pregnant Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) plunges down the pub’s stairs

As the midwife struggles to find the baby’s heartbeat, a panicked Linda is desperate that Mick be found. But the landlady has to wait until the final stages of labour before her fiancé arrives at the maternity ward.

Will Mick and Linda be able to put their earlier disagreement behind them? And how will Dean (Matt Di Angelo) react when he hears that the baby which could well be his is on its way?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of the coming week’s episodes of EastEnders below

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