EastEnders’ Hayley Slater returns to Albert Square this week and immediately causes chaos when she clashes with Donna Yates and starts a fight in the Queen Vic between Robbie Jackson and nasty newcomer Stuart Highway.
New pictures just released show gobby Hayley in the pub having been invited in for a drink by Mick Carter’s dodgy old pal, and Halfway’s evil older brother, Stuart.
Hayley has already made an enemy in Donna by trying to set up a stall on the market without a license or a pitch of her own, and when the lairy ladies cross paths again in the Vic a row breaks out.
Gallant Rob tries to defend Donna, but him referring to her as his girlfriend doesn’t go down well and as Hayley chucks a drink over him he tries to fight back – only for Stuart to step in and get caught in the confusion, and before you can say ‘Get outta my pub’ a full-on brawl looks like it’s about to break out.
This doesn’t impress Donna and she storms off – has Hayley soured relations between the pair? And is this the start of a dangerous dalliance between Hayley and Stuart, who later pays the sly Slater to climb into sleeping Mick’s bed by way of a prank that ends up going disastrously wrong?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday 15 May on BBC1 at 7.30pm.
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