Emotional EastEnders episode sees Whitney suffer a miscarriage

There was trauma for Lee and Whitney in tonight's visit to Albert Square

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Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) and Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) were left reeling in tonight’s episode of EastEnders after they lost their baby.

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Traumatic scenes saw Whitney get rushed to hospital after she noticed that she was spotting. And after a consultation with doctors, it turned out she’d suffered a miscarriage. Whitney then had to face a procedure and a night on the wards after losing more blood. 

The emotional storyline had not been pre-publicised by EastEnders, meaning that the impact on viewers was all the more keenly felt.

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Show bosses are remaining tight-lipped on the repercussions this evening’s events will have on Whitney and Lee’s relationship, although actor Danny-Boy Hatchard is set to leave the BBC1 soap in the months ahead

Speaking recently, a BBC source said of Hatchard’s upcoming departure: “This was a tough decision but sometimes to create big storylines characters need to come and go.

“Danny-Boy is a dedicated actor and a popular cast member, and as part of the Carter family, no one should rule out a return.”

An EastEnders spokesman added: “Danny-Boy has been a great addition to the cast and we wish him all the best for the future.”

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