The Carters' DIY floods the Queen Vic in EastEnders

EastEnders' newest family the Carters will find themselves in deep water when they try to save a bit of money by tackling the damp in the cellar of The Vic.

This week, the Carters discover the pub's damp problem and are furious when they realise Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) knew all about it when he sold them the boozer.

But with Phil refusing to help out with the costs, the cash-strapped Carters have no choice but to do the work themselves.

With money worries on their minds, rather than splashing the cash on a professional to do the job, Nancy (Maddy Hill) and her mum Linda (Kellie Bright) decide to tackle the problem themselves.

Before long the pair find themselves wading through an ocean of trouble as Nancy manages to burst a water pipe, spraying Linda straight in the face with a jet of water.

The dmoestic disrepair screens on EastEnders on BBC One next Friday (January 24).


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.