Has EastEnders just aired a surprise death?

There could be tears for one Walford family...

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Tragedy struck in tonight’s EastEnders when a shocking discovery by Robbie Jackson revealed the death of a much-loved character – yes, it appears Dot Branning’s cat, Dave, has perished…

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As he searched the Square for his stepgran’s missing moggy, Robbie rummaged around in a wheelie bin when he made the gruesome discovery. Luckily, viewers were saved from seeing exactly what Rob had found, but judging from the look on his face it was not pleasant. And it had flies buzzing around it. 

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Later, as he summoned little sister Sonia to meet him by the bins (proof that storylines involving bins are still big news in EastEnders…), he was forced to deliver the bombshell – he’d found Dave, but it looked like the cat had met his maker. 

Sonia made a similar face when she peeked into the bin, but how will fragile Dot react to the news? She’s already in a bit of a state as she struggles to recover from her fall in hospital – could Dave’s demise tip her over the edge? 

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Fans will have to wait until tomorrow for more on the unfortunate feline’s fate. But in the meantime, let’s take a moment to ‘paws’ for Dot’s beloved pet. Sorry, we couldn’t resist…

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