Tanya Cross (Jo Joyner) is to be left open-mouthed with shock when she returns next week to find love rival Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) playing happy families at No 5 Albert Square.
Before Tanya’s reappearance, Kirsty will be seen trying to help Max (Jake Wood) rebuild his relationship with daughters Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) and Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa). Over fish and chips at the Branning house, Kirsty manages to ease initial tensions by referencing an embarrassing incident from earlier in the day that found her having a conversation with Abi while her skirt was tucked into her knickers.
But, just as Kirsty’s wardrobe malfunction is causing amusement, in walks Tanya with Oscar in tow: “I’m glad to see everyone’s made themselves at home,” she says, her arrival stunning the gathering into silence.
EastEnders will show these scenes on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm on BBC1.
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