Terminally ill Stan Carter (Timothy West) is to suffer a shock collapse in scenes to be shown next week.
Stan, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, will keel over after deciding to sneak off to Bournemouth for a break with Sylvie (Linda Marlowe).
But just as he and Sylvie are about to exit Walford in Babe’s car, they’re spotted by the rest of the Carters. However, in the ensuing commotion, Stan collapses and has to be helped back into the Vic by Mick (Danny Dyer) and Dean (Matt Di Angelo).
After Mick tells Dean to leave, Stan has a word with Shirley (Linda Henry) and tells her to fix the strained relations within the household. Watching her family falling apart, Shirley decides it’s time Mick knew the truth about why she pretended to be his sister.
As dark secrets spill out, it looks as though the Carters will be torn even further apart. But there’s one further shock when Stan drops another bombshell on Mick and Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White). Just what does he want? Find out when EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday 23 January.
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on EastEnders below: