EASTENDERS has confirmed there will be a horror death in spoilers from its dramatic 35th anniversary.
TV listings published this week for February 17 onwards reveal the Queen Vic’s boat party ends in disaster – two days after the BBC soap’s anniversary.
Leaked pictures of the River Thames tragedy showed Keanu Taylor makes a return and stunt doubles step in for Mick and Linda Carter’s scenes.
But actress Kellie Bright today hinted she won’t be the one to drown in the water – although she does get a little wet.
The drama starts to build ni Monday night’s episode, with Mick finding himself “doing the unthinkable” as his attention turns from Linda.
Although EastEnders’ anniversary falls on Wednesday, February 19 there will not be an episode aired that evening.
Instead the terrifying scenes will be shown on Friday. The listings reveal: “As chaos ensues, the grave situation for those on board the boat grows worse.”
Last month HOAR exclusively revealed a major character will be killed off in the special episode.
Someone will drown in the Thames after falling from a party boat.
Queen Vic landlords Mick and Linda throw the bash after winning a contest.
Those thought to be at risk include Mick, played by Danny Dyer, and veterans Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean).
A source onthe BBC soap, which features the London river in its credits, said: Where better place for a major death than on the Thames itself, which is so central to the show?
Trouble has been brewing in Walford for a while, and they decided it wasthe perfect occasion to see off a big name.
Its thought that as part of the dramatic scenes Sharon will give birth on the boat, but she is just one of many who could see themselves go overboard to an icy, watery death.