So, as suspected, there’s more (or should that be less?) to Abi Branning’s pregnancy than initially thought.
Despite Abi reassuring doubting partner Ben that she was indeed with child, it turns out that a test stick displaying that positive result didn’t actually belong to her.
The big revelation on tonight’s EastEnders was that Abi has been conspiring with devious Babe Smith on the whole ‘Ben’s baby’ issue in a bid to help her keep her boyfriend.
“There isn’t actually a baby. I’m not pregnant,” said Abi, in hushed tones.
“Well, you’d better get pregnant. And fast,” said the baby-obsessed Babe (and what is it with her keen interest in other people’s newborns?).
Abi is not, of course, the first Branning to have faked a pregnancy. Her one-time step mum Kirsty Branning told then husband Max that she was expecting his child, only to then confide in Kat that there was no baby on the way.
When Max found it, he understandably hit the roof. All of which leaves us wondering why Abi hasn’t learned much from her elders and not-so-betters…
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