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EastEnders spoilers: Max Branning gets cosy with Ruby Allen!

EastEnders Max helps Ruby with work

EastEnders Max Branning helps Ruby Allen with her 'books', Keegan Baker makes a shock decision and Mel Owen offers pregnant Louise Mitchell support.

EastEnders' Stacey Fowler had ended up falling asleep at Max Branning’s house! When she wakes up she panics to realise she’s been there all night. Suffering the guilts for cancelling her romantic meal with hubby Martin Fowler the previous night, she promises to make things up to him with another meal.

Despite making out that he’s not concerned about Stacey being so close to her ex, Martin shares his suspicions with best mate Kush Kazemi.

Peacemaker Kush advises Martin not to go in all guns blazing. But he’s adamant that he wants answers. When he gets home, however, he can’t find the words for a confrontation as Stacey is preparing their meal. Stacey inadvertently stirs the pot, however, when she tells Martin that she’s done extra food to take to Max.

He hides his anger as she pops over to give Max some dinner. Stacey is in for a big shock when she gets to Max’s… He’s spent the evening with Stacey’s mate Ruby Allen helping her with her work accounts. When Stacey walks in to see them together she is gutted. Is Stacey jealous?

Sonia Fowler is sad about niece Tiffany Butcher returning to her family in Milton Keynes. She’s determined to give her a proper send off, however, and arranges a picnic. When Tiff’s sister Whitney Carter sees teenager Keegan Baker in the café she invites him to the picnic.

His dismissive response leaves Tiffany heartbroken. Keegan spends a day doing work experience at his brother-in-law Gray Atkins’ office. Gray encourages Keegan to talk to Tiffany about how he feels. When it comes to the crunch, Keegan bottles it and leaves an upset Tiffany is devastated. She throws away a present that she’d bought for him and Bernadette.

Also, Mel Owen offers pregnant teen Louise Mitchell some support when Louise is bullied by her classmates over her condition. Karen Taylor surprises the locals with her new relationship.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday at 8.00 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Rachel Lucas

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, 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.