Actress Kellie Bright has spoken about her concerns of an "everlasting" feud between Linda Carter and Sharon Watts in EastEnders.


Fans are aware that Linda strung along best friend Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) as a potential buyer of shares in the Queen Vic pub but then sold the shares in secret to her mother Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) instead.

Sharon was furious and felt betrayed by Linda, leaving their friendship shattered despite Linda turning apologetic - and some feeling that Sharon deserved better.

So, as the weeks progress, it seems issues will continue to fester between Linda and Sharon, but will it go on forever?

Speaking at a press event to launch the arrival of Elaine's partner George Knight (Colin Salmon) and his daughters Anna (Molly Rainford) and Gina (Francesca Henry), actress Kellie Bright discussed the ongoing issues with Sharon.

Actress Kellie Bright noted: "Well, there is tension brewing because, as you know, Sharon thought that she was in line to take over the Vic with Linda and I sort of thwarted her at the last minute and brought my mum in.

"So yes, there is tension between the two of them. All I can say is I hope it doesn't last too long because I love Tish!

"Hopefully it won't be an everlasting feud."

However, Linda will face greater tension with the arrival of Elaine's partner George Knight (Colin Salmon), who she does trust - as far as she could throw him!

Colin Salmon as George Knight and Kellie Bright as Linda Carter in EastEnders.
Colin Salmon as George Knight and Kellie Bright as Linda Carter in EastEnders. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

"Well, look. Linda, you got to remember, Linda's lost Mick. Linda is very scarred by Janine," reminded Bright. "Okay, so for her, everyone is the enemy and no one is to be trusted. Especially not this man who, as far as she's concerned, her mum does not know nearly well enough and so, you know, she's already starting from that place.

"There's no openness. There's no like, 'Oh, I'm just gonna see who these people are and get to know them.' It's completely like, 'No, you're gonna have to prove yourself to me,' and, like I say, she's scarred by what's happened to her."

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So, will George and the girls prove themselves to Linda?

The Knights arrive at Albert Square on Thursday 1st June 2023.

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