Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) is to left in need of help from paramedics when she suddenly collapses in scenes to be shown next Friday.
Sonia is to first arouse suspicion earlier in the week when Carol notices how ill and pale she looks. Despite Sonia’s assurances that she is merely suffering with a hangover, Carol remains unconvinced.
Later on, Sonia does reveal that she’s been feeling the pressure of not meeting her weight target at Fat Blasters and has just returned from a boot camp where she tried to lose a few extra pounds and has probably overdone it.
There are still concerns though about what has happened with the proceeds from Sonia’s charity calendar shoot and, on Thursday, Sonia opens up to Tina, admitting where she’s really been and what she’s done with the charity money.
By the end of the week, Sonia is clearly unwell but is busying herself by preparing for the Fat Blasters Christmas party (to which she’s invited husband Martin) while at the same time making excuses when Pam enquires after the calendar money.
At the weigh-in, Sonia has lost the most weight out of all the group and everyone applauds her. But when the group heads to the Vic, the increasing guilt becomes too much for Sonia and she starts to make a speech confessing to everything.
But as she begins, Sonia suddenly collapses. And when the paramedics are called, they immediately ask about the cause. Just what has Sonia been doing that has caused her to keel over?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below: