EastEnders: evil Gavin is arrested – after taking Sharon hostage!

Paul Nicholas's character was seen being taken away by the police in this evening's episode of the BBC1 soap

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Gavin Sullivan’s reign of terror on EastEnders has been brought to an end thanks to his arrest on this evening’s episode of the BBC1 soap.

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Gavin – who was previously revealed to be the birth father of Sharon Mitchell – was finally captured after an attack on his sister Margaret and the kidnapping of estranged wife Kathy.

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In scenes just broadcast, Gavin (Paul Nicholas) was seen taking Sharon (Letitia Dean) hostage, only to then be put in handcuffs by police officers.

A showdown on the balcony of Gavin’s home saw Sharon tell her dad: “It’s over. When are you going to realise that? And so are we.”

The character of Gavin was introduced to EastEnders in August last year, with the surprise about him having given Sharon up to Den Watts for adoption coming over Halloween.

It was also revealed that Den’s famous “Hello, Princess” catchphrase originated with Gavin, who had told his mate to keep using it as a reminder of him.

However, Sharon is now keen to sever all ties with her dad and even told Phil that her son Denny wouldn’t be seeing him again, before adding, “None of us will. The police have got him.”

But will a spell in prison be enough to prevent Gavin from being a malign presence in his daughter’s life? EastEnders continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC1.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.

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