EastEnders’s Linda Carter has finally revealed the long-standing secret that she’s been keeping from husband Mick.
Fans have known for some time that Linda had been hiding something major, with speculation rife that she’d been having an affair or that she was hiding a medical diagnosis that affected either her or son Ollie.
Scenes just broadcast saw Mrs Carter tell Jack Branning that the reason she’d stayed away for so long was not down to the state of her mum’s health (though Elaine did have a stroke), but because Linda herself had had cancer.
Viewers have yet to discover the nature of Linda’s cancer, why she never got around to telling Mick or whether she was now in remission.
There’s also a question mark hanging over the state of the Carters’ marriage, with Linda having decided to pack her bags following recent revelations about Mick’s closeness to barmaid Whitney.
The next episode of EastEnders will air on Thursday at 7.30pm, when hopefully Linda will make a decision as regards her future on the Square.
Though with a gunshot having just rung out and recent paparazzi pictures showing Johnny Carter being stretchered off to an ambulance, something tells us that she might face something of a distraction…
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