Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) was disowned by Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) in tonight's EastEnders (23rd October), as stepdaughter Lexi Pearce (Isabella Brown) discovered Jay's recent fling with sex worker Nadine (Jazzy Phoenix).


Last week, Lexi's dad Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) found out that not only had Jay been taking ketamine, he had also slept with Nadine while still grieving for late wife Lola (Danielle Harold).

Ben kicked Jay out of the flat, and as the BBC soap continued, Lexi told grandfather Billy that no one was telling her anything, just like when mum Lola was ill. Ben and his husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) approached them, but Lexi remained unhappy, even as Ben assured her that no one was unwell this time.

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Perry Fenwick as Billy Mitchell, Isabella Brown as Lexi Pearce, Tony Clay as Callum Highway and Max Bowden as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

When Billy asked about Jay, Ben simply told him to speak to the man himself. Billy was shocked to find that Jay had slept at the car lot, and angry to hear that he had been taking drugs – and not for the first time in his life, as Jay previously took cocaine several years ago.

Billy urged Jay to join him at The Vic for a family meeting, and Jay failed to confess his fling as Billy fumed that Ben and Callum had turned their backs on Jay. At the pub, Honey Mitchell (Emma Barton) left to pick up Lexi, while Callum told Jay that he had asked Ben not to expose Jay's liaison.

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But when Ben clocked a concerned Gina Knight (Francesca Henry) touching Jay's arm in support, he got the wrong end of the stick and loudly accused Jay of trying to seduce Gina. Ben angrily confronted Jay, and as the row continued, Billy learned the extent of Jay's self-destructive behaviour.

But when Honey arrived with Lexi just as Ben was telling everyone that Jay had "had sex with a prostitute", the family were horrified. Jay tried to speak to Lexi, insisting that he was her dad; but Billy pushed him outside and sent him on his way. Is there any way back for Jay and the Mitchells?

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