EastEnders drops huge Linda Carter bombshell – what’s her and Elaine’s secret?

It turns out that the Queen Vic landlady is hiding something massive


Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) made a brief return to Albert Square tonight – but her appearance ended up raising lots of questions for EastEnders fans.


Scenes just broadcast saw Linda resurface for her 40th birthday celebrations, but the atmosphere was definitely frosty between her and Mick.

First up, Linda had to contend with the sight of Fi Browning behind the bar, then came a reference from Mick about the selling of the Queen Vic’s freehold that didn’t go down well. But worse was to come when Linda rebuffed Mick’s late-night advances before receiving a text from mum Elaine, who’d apparently had a fall.

As viewers know, the reason why Linda has been away so long is because she’s been caring for Elaine following a recent stroke. But this evening’s cliffhanger saw Linda return to her mother’s pub in Watford, where Elaine was revealed to be fit and well.

So, what is the real reason for Linda’s hasty departure from Walford? Well, it seems that she has secrets of her own. As we know, Mick ended up in the arms of Whitney while his wife was absent from the Square, but has Linda been getting up to mischief too?

Friday’s cliffhanger scene saw Elaine ask Linda: “Did you tell Mick?”. The Queen Vic landlady then replied: “No, I couldn’t.”

So, what is that Linda is hiding? Perhaps she knows all about Mick’s dalliance with Whitney (Whit could have told Woody, who then told Linda)? Has Linda also met somebody new (Woody maybe?!) and is planning to break up with Mick? Is it to do with the health of young Ollie? Or does Linda have a devastating tragic medical secret?

We certainly haven’t seen the last of Linda as a three-hander featuring her, Mick and Whitney is set to be screened soon. Will the truth be revealed then?

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