The mystery surrounding Stacey’s key is to be solved in the coming weeks after Jean finally reveals the truth about what it opens.
Fans have been left debating the meaning of the key for over a year, but the true state of affairs will be exposed after Jean admits that it’s still in her possession.
So has Stacey been aware that Jean is hiding something? “Not to start with, but Stacey quickly realises what the key is for. And when she finally gets the truth out of her mum, she’s stunned by what she learns,” says actress Lacey Turner.
Events will come to a head after Stacey once again notices that she’s being followed by the mysterious stranger who she first encountered on Halloween (Kyle, played by Riley Carter Millington).
Already troubled by this, Stacey will be left in a further state of shock when Jean later opens up about what she has been keeping from her daughter.
“What Stacey finds out will make her look at everything differently,” teases Turner. “It’s a life-changing thing to find out, so it will definitely have a massive effect on her.”
And for how long has the actress known about this particular plot twist? “I found out the story behind the key a little while ago and I thought it was a great plotline. It’s hard to talk about it without giving anything away, but it does lead on to other stories for Stacey and those around her.”
Viewers can watch events unfold when EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday 17 December.
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