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EastEnders Spoilers: Bernadette Taylor faces her fears - over the chessboard!

EastEnders Spoilers: Bernadette Taylor faces her fears - over the chessboard!
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With some support from Ted Murray, Bernadette Taylor is persuaded to go to the chess competition but will she end up humiliated as mum Karen Taylor fears?

Bernadette Taylor gets increasingly terrified the closer it gets to the chess competition that Ted Murray has signed her up for. A concerned Karen thinks Ted is just setting Bernie up for a disappointment. Not wanting her to be completely humiliated, Karen reckons that Bernadette should drop out. Ted, however, is confident that Bernadette is good enough to hold her own in the tournament. After a plea from Bernadette, he arranges to meet her at the competition for moral support. Bernie gets the jitters when Ted is delayed but he finally arrives. How will Bernadette do?

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Rachel Lucas
Rachel Lucas

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