EastEnders spoilers: next week’s episodes in 60 seconds

15-19 December: Kat learns the truth about arsonist Alfie, while Summerhayes is tasked with handing over Lauren's laptop

There will be fresh developments in the Lucy Beale murder case oas DI Keeble (Alison Newman) informs Emma Summerhayes (Anna Acton) that there was suspicious activity on Lucy’s social media accounts in the wake of her death and that the police needs to examine Lauren’s laptop as part of their enquiry.


Keeble tasks Emma with obtaining the laptop and after Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) makes a reference about Lucy’s death, Emma decides to hand the computer over. Lauren is horrified to discover that Emma has given her laptop to the police, but pretty soon the finger of suspicion is being pointed in Whitney’s direction after the contents of the computer are explored…

An after being kept in the dark since September, Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) is to finally find out that husband Alfie (Shane Richie) started the fire that has left her with permanent scarring.

“It’s not going to be a good Christmas for Kat and Alfie,” says actor Shane Richie. “All of that tension reaches a crescendo very soon. Alfie has been living a lie for months, so it was kind of a relief when we filmed the pay-off and got it out of the way.”


You can watch the 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below: