Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley) was left horrified in tonight's EastEnders (17th July), as ex-wife Jo (Vicki Michelle) told him that their divorce hadn't gone through – just as his bride-to-be Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) arrived to marry him!


As the big day dawned in Walford, the locals were in a celebratory mood as Rocky's best pals blared that famous Cliff Richards track in the Square, much to Kathy's dismay. As the bride and groom watched from separate windows, they exchanged sweet 'I love yous' before Kathy left to get ready.

But while she was glowing, Rocky was stressed as he desperately scrambled to book a new honeymoon, after losing the Greek cruise to Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry) at poker on his stag night!

Matron of Honour Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) handed Kathy the late Dot Branning's (June Brown) cross necklace to wear as her 'something borrowed' in a touching moment, while Kath's grandson Bobby (Clay Milner Russell) squirmed over the secret of Rocky's mishap.

Vicki Michelle as Jo Cotton and Brian Conley as Rocky Cotton in EastEnders.
Jo left Rocky horrified. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

But when Rocky later confessed to Sonia, she urged him to come clean to Kathy. When he did so, Kathy was furious at yet another mistake from her beau, and she sent Rocky away, confiding in Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) that she didn't think she suffered fools, yet here she was being let down by another man.

With Kathy now doubting her future with Rocky, her son Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) was unimpressed when he learned what had happened - although he soon changed his tune, pointing out that it could have been worse! Ah, but it will be soon, Ben!

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Ben coaxed his mum outside and presented his surprise - a horse-drawn carriage. As Ben's husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) and daughter Lexi Pearce (Isabella Brown) watched on, Ben admitted to Kathy that the wedding was keeping a grieving Lexi going.

Kathy agreed to a jaunt in the carriage, eventually allowing herself to be taken to the registry office as planned.

But at the venue, Rocky's nerves over whether she would show up gave way to shock when troublesome Jo rocked up and warned him that there had been an 'error', and they were actually still married; so if he married Kathy he would be a bigamist!

Moments later, Kathy and her loved ones arrived, and she announced that she was still up for becoming Mrs Cotton. But will Rocky admit to this latest bombshell?

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