EastEnders: Romance for Sonia and Tina?

(Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

It's been on the cards for a while, but Tina Carter and Sonia Fowler are set to take their friendship to the next level in EastEnders.

The pals – played by Luisa Bradshaw-White and Natalie Cassidy – grow closer as they open up to each other about their family troubles and the girls end up sharing a passionate kiss!

Sonia and Tina share another kiss (BBC)

Sonia and Tina share another kiss (BBC)

With emotions running high, Tina and Sonia seek comfort in each other’s arms.

The pair shared a kiss last year, when Tina was in a relationship with Tosh and Sonia was having marriage problems with her hubby Martin. But now that Tina's abusive girlfriend has left the Square and Sonia and Martin have realised that their marriage is over, the path is clear for a romance between the two women.

Could this spell romance for the pair? (BBC)

So will they finally admit that they have feelings for one another and agree to be more than just good friends?

These scenes will air on BBC One on Tuesday 17 March.