EASTENDERS fans think the next baby on the Square will be the love child of Ruby Allen and Martin Fowler, resulting in a tense standoff between her and BFF Stacey.
The chemistry between the two is already electric so it’s definitely a possibility – but what would Martin’s soon to be ex-wife say?
On a forum for the soap, the question was posed: “Which character will be next to get pregnant?”
One fan wrote: “I’d quite like Ruby to get pregnant with Martin’s baby but her only find out after Martin gets back with Stacey so we see how Stacey will deal with her spouse having a child with her mate. We could then have a long-running feud between Ruby and Stacey.
Users of the forum voted in their droves with 21 per cent of them hoping to see Ruby get up up the duff (duff, duff…).
Fans of the BBC One soap will know that Ruby, played by Louisa Lytton, is currently in an open relationship with Albert Square loverman Max Branning.
Sadly, things between the two have soured after he became jealous of her relationship with Martin.
When Max told her they wouldn’t be able to carry on their open relationship if she wanted anything to happen, she said it was time for them to say goodbye.
Stacey is currently away from the soap as actress Lacey Turner is still on maternity leave.
The character is set to divorce her husband Martin after he lied to her and said he’d slept with his ex Sonia to keep her away from the square and protect her from Ben Mitchell’s threats of shopping her to the police for her attack on his dad Phil Mitchell.
Ironically though, since lying about cheating Martin has actually cheated – first with Stacey’s best mate Ruby Allen, and then with Sonia herself.
It’s hard to keep up with Martin lies and truths.
However, fans might not want to invest too heavily in potential storylines for their fave characters after HOAR Online revealed earlier this week that EastEnders bosses are ready to cut short storylines in a post-Covid-19 reboot for the ailing soap.
Producers say pulling the plug on old plots will, in effect, start a second series with future episodes.
They hope it will let them come back with a bang after a virus- enforced hiatus in filming.
A BBC source said: “Everyone understands that this is an unprecedented moment in the soap’s history having to take this break, so they want to make a big event out of the comeback.
“They’re planning big storylines and a big marketing push — but that may mean they just start new stuff from scratch rather than continuing where they’re already at so they can be dramatic as possible.
“It would essentially mean the first series of EastEnders lasted 35 years — and the second starts in two months.”