The Slater family will face tragedy in the coming weeks when beloved patriarch Charlie has a heart attack and dies.
Charlie (Derek Martin) will keel over just as Kat (Jessie Wallce) learns that she has a secret son who she never before realised existed. The shock proves to be too much for Charlie who breathes his last just as the truth comes out.
In the aftermath of Charlie’s demise, the rest of the clan try to come to terms with what’s happened, but haven’t reckoned on the return of Belinda (now played by Hollyoaks and Holby City star Carli Norris), who angrily blames Kat for killing their dad.
With tensions running very high, the two sisters soon finds themselves at war. Will they end up uniting in the face of such adversity? You can find out when EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday 11 January.
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