The events of Christmas Day is to take a spine-tingling turn in the Beale house when Cindy (Mimi Keene) makes an odd discovery under the tree.
For the Beales, the festive season will be hard enough, what with it being their first since Lucy was murdered. But viewers can expect dramatic developments in the murder case when Cindy spots a suspicious present addressed to Beth. After deciding to open it, Cindy is horrified to discover an eerie gift inside – who could have done this?
Speaking recently about what lies ahead in this year’s Christmas episodes, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins told Radio Times.com: “This year, we promise to give you a real EastEnders cracker as stories that have been building over the past year come to a head.
“With secrets spilling out, Mick and Linda’s Christmas turns from magical to monstrous. Lucy Beale’s murder takes a very eerie twist before many potential suspects are ruled out, Kat and Alfie try to save their marriage, while Ronnie and Nick face off over Dot’s Christmas turkey. No family on the Square will have a quiet Christmas this year.”
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below: