EastEnders spoilers: A menacing Gray Atkins forces Chantelle back home

Chantelle is on the phone to Kheerat in EastEnders

Gray Atkins takes back control of wife Chantelle Atkins, Callum Highway is forced to answer for Ben Mitchell to his boss and it’s ‘Stainie’s’ stag and hen!

Gray Atkins wants his wife back under his watchful eye in Thursday’s episode of EastEnders (7.30 pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Gray Atkins is waiting in the Bed and Breakfast for wife Chantelle Atkins. Her blood runs cold when she sees him there, her head in a spin over how she’s going to escape him now.

The family watch a film together and Gray tells Chantelle that they need to go back to Albert Square. Despite her protests, Gray has already got the kids packed up and in the car.

With no other option, Chantelle feels forced into going. As the Atkins family set off, a concerned Mitch Baker notices a flicker of fear in Chantelle’s face…

D.I. Thompson questions Callum in EastEnders

DI Thompson demands answers from Callum Highway!

Ben Mitchell and boyfriend Callum Highway are getting ready for Callum’s brother Stuart Highway’s stag do. Ben makes a confession to Callum about the situation with gangster Danny Hardcastle.

Later, Callum asks Ben if he’s still up for them moving in together and the pair are loved up. But their happy moment is short lived…

Later, Callum is questioned by boss DI Thompson over Callum’s involvement with a Mitchell.

Stuart and Rainie are excited about their Stag and Hen do's in EastEnders

Stuart Highway and Rainie Branning are all dressed with somewhere to go! (Image credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Stuart Highway and Rainie Branning are getting excited about their stag and hen night. But the couple are left waiting.

Where is everyone?

Also, Ruby Allen tells Whitney Dean her fears that she’s ruined things for herself.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday 8.30 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for WhatToWatch.com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.