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Can Denise win back Carmel's friendship in EastEnders?

Denise Fox, Carmel Kazemi
Kush has an idea to stage a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Community Fayre… Will Denise and Carmel find their community spirit together?

Denise gets on her bike in an attempt to cycle her way back into Carmel's life after they fell out over her relationship with Carmel's son, Kush

Denise Fox's (Diane Parish) renewed relationship with former lover Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) has put a big strain on her friendship with his mother, Carmel (Bonnie Langford).

The two women have been best mates for some time and, as much as Denise feels for Kush, she doesn't want things to remain sour between her and Carmel.

This week, Denise sees an opportunity to try to patch things up with Carmel… But will she succeed?

Denise Fox, Carmel Kazemi

Kush has an idea to stage a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Community Fayre… Will Denise and Carmel find their community spirit together?

Kush has an idea to stage a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Community Fayre… Will Denise and Carmel find their community spirit together?

Denise Fox, Carmel Kazemi

Kush has an idea to stage a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Community Fayre… Will Denise and Carmel find their community spirit together?

Kush has an idea to stage a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Community Fayre… Will Denise and Carmel find their community spirit together?

Kush Kazemi, Denise Fox, Carmel Kazemi

Earlier, just as Kush and Carmel are sharing a kiss, they notice Carmel watching from across the Square…

Earlier, just as Kush and Carmel are sharing a kiss, they notice Carmel watching from across the Square…

Kush Kazemi, Denise Fox

Carmel's icy stare tells Denise she has a lot of bridges to build if she wants their friendship to get back on track.

Carmel's icy stare tells Denise she has a lot of bridges to build if she wants their friendship to get back on track.

Kush Kazemi, Vincent Hubbard, Denise Fox

On the day of the sponsored bike ride, Vincent and Kush start the challenge as Denise sets out the refreshments.

On the day of the sponsored bike ride, Vincent and Kush start the challenge as Denise sets out the refreshments.

Kush Kazemi, Vincent Hubbard

The challenge appears to be going well and starts to draw interest from onlookers…

The challenge appears to be going well and starts to draw interest from onlookers…

Denise Fox, Shakil Kazemi, Carmel Kazemi

When Carmel and son Shakil take a turn on the bikes, Denise persuades Shakil to let her take his place so she can talk to his mother…

When Carmel and son Shakil take a turn on the bikes, Denise persuades Shakil to let her take his place so she can talk to his mother…

Denise Fox, Carmel Kazemi

The two women start talking, but will Denise be able to win Carmel round? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, 3 April.

The two women start talking, but will Denise be able to win Carmel round? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, 3 April.