Reiss Colwell (Jonny Freeman) is left in a panic in next week's EastEnders, in the wake of the upsetting news that his partner, Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy), had not been pregnant after all.


Sonia and Reiss had been delighted when they believed that they were expecting a baby after undergoing IVF, but in the most recent episode, Sonia began bleeding, and when they rushed to hospital, they were informed that Sonia had a blighted ovum and had not been pregnant in the first place.

The couple were devastated, and in the aftermath, Sonia's sister Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer) continues to make her disapproval of Reiss clear after their recent clash.

Sonia tells Reiss that she wants to try IVF again, and Reiss agrees. But when Sonia reminds him that they've run out of money to pay for it, Reiss pales.

Reiss takes drastic action to raise the funds, asking Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) to buy his car. Jay refuses, and Reiss becomes so desperate that he lies to Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) that she never paid her February tax bill!

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He soon wishes he hadn't said anything, and when Bianca speaks to Jay and Kat, she smells a rat.

Patsy Palmer as Bianca Jackson watches in the background on the stairs as Jonny Freeman as Reiss Colwell and Natalie Cassidy as Sonia Fowler embrace in the kitchen in EastEnders.
Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer, background, right) watches Reiss and Sonia embrace. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Bianca follows Reiss to the care home, where she hears him asking his wife Debbie, who remains unresponsive after suffering a stroke, for more money!

Reiss's problems are now 10 times worse, as Bianca has caught him red-handed - and she gives him an ultimatum to tell Sonia the truth, or she will.

With Sonia having pinned her hopes on trying for a baby, will she find out that it's being unwittingly funded by the vulnerable woman Reiss is still married to?

Will Reiss find a way to silence Bianca, or is Bi set to dish out an almighty reality check to Sonia? Whatever happens next, it can't be good for anyone involved.

EastEnders airs these scenes from Monday 10th June.

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