EastEnders's Steven Beale has resorted to devious means in order to ensure that girlfriend Lauren Branning gets pregnant - he's started to put holes in his condoms!

This week's episodes of the BBC1 soap had already seen Steven left upset when Lauren turned down his suggestion that they have children together. But it seems that Steven is refusing to take no for an answer.

Scenes just broadcast saw Steven treat Lauren to a new outfit and a romantic meal after her discovery that she has an interview for a new job.

Suggesting that they make the most of their evening together, Lauren then went upstairs to get ready, despite being initially concerned that she should be cramming for her workplace grilling the following day.

Fans then saw Steven head into the kitchen, take a knife from the block and stab a hole into the condom he intended to use.

Viewers will now have to wait and see whether Steven's reprehensible act pays dividends. And then there's the fact that Lauren seems a little too interested in City boy Josh - a burgeoning friendship about which Steven currently knows nothing. Is trouble brewing there too?

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