EASTENDERS fans have got a dark new theory about newcomer Frankie being Mick Carter’s secret daughter.
The barmaid – who is played by actress Rose Ayling-Ellis in the BBC soap – has been seen stalking Mick’s son Ollie and getting closer to his sister Tina.
And fans are convinced she is Mick’s secret daughter – who he doesn’t know exists.
But in a darker twist they think she will be Simone Lahbib’s character’s daughter – who they think abused Mick as a teenager.
One wrote: “I definitely think she was a former care worker at a children’s home that Mick spent time in and she abused Mick sexually, resulting in pregnancy and the eventual birth of Frankie.
“Linda Henry said she cried when she read the scripts so I really think an historical child abuse storyline is on the cards.”
A second said: “This woman coming into show is Frankie mother & she abused Mick when he was in care meaning Frankie is Mick daughter he didn’t know he had.”
Another added: “I think it sounds like an historic child abuse story might be on the cards, and if she’s related to the Carter’s story, then it might be more likely that she was a teenager in care at the same time as Mick.”
HOAR Online exclusively revealed how Simone would be joining the show as a mystery woman connected to Mick.
An insider said: “She’s a mystery woman connected to Mick and is going to play havoc with the Carters.
“Bosses are staying tight-lipped on who exactly she is and what she wants but it’s set to be explosive.
“She’ll be on screen from next month and it will definitely be one to watch.”
Actress Simone said her character’s arrival will “test the Carters strength as a family”, while producer Jon Sen promised it would have “everlasting” impact.
The executive producer said: “We’re delighted to welcome Simone to Walford.
“Her character’s links to the Carter family will form part of an important new storyline for Mick in particular.
“It’s a story that we look forward to sharing with the audience – with its impact on the Carters set to be everlasting.”