A desperate Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) is to reveal the truth about his call-centre work to dad Mick (Danny Dyer) in emotional scenes to be shown over the festive season.
Lee has been pretending that he has a high-flying City job, only to find his debts escalating as he struggles to provide for new wife Whitney.
In the run-up to Christmas, Lee will be seen trying to secure another loan, but events look set to drive him to the roof of the Queen Vic, where he ends up having a heart to heart with Mick.
In the episode to be screened on Friday 23 December, Lee comes clean about where he works – but will he also end up confessing to orchestrating the recent robbery at the Vic that left the Carter clan terrorised?
Speaking recently about the upcoming drama, actor Danny-Boy Hatchard told Radio Times: “Lee’s depression is going to escalate and it’s a hard-hitting thing for people to watch. I’ve had people writing to me saying that the storyline has been unbearable. But that means we’re doing our job properly.”
You can watch a 60-second rundown of Christmas on EastEnders below.
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