EastEnders: Tracey is snubbed – as Stacey gets Queen Vic barmaid job

Has Mick made the right decision?

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Mick Carter has proven himself to be a fickle employer on EastEnders having turned down the opportunity to give Queen Vic legend Tracey her job back.

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Instead, Mick opted to make 11th-hour candidate Stacey Fowler the pub’s new barmaid, earning the ire of Shirley in the process.

Viewers were up in arms in April when Tracey’s services were dispensed with, but it looked tonight as though she’d be back behind the bar tonight following a round of interviews overseen by Mick, Shirley and Fi.

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But Mick instead chose to put work Stacey’s way, leaving fans wondering whether the pair would now begin an affair – the landlord having previously got a bit over-familiar with former pint puller Whitney.

As for Tracey – well, she does at least have employment at the Albert bar having been snapped up by a canny Vincent. But will Mick’s decision cause consternation among the Vic’s regulars? We certainly haven’t forgotten those roadside protests…

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