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EastEnders spoilers: Shirley uncovers the dark truth about Katy

EastEnders Shirley discovers the truth
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/01/2021 - Programme Name: EastEnders - January-March 2021 - TX: 11/01/2021 - Episode: EastEnders - January-March 2021- 6201 (No. 6201) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY 2021*** Katy Lewis (SIMONE LAHBIB), Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

EastEnders spoilers - Shirley is shocked to overhear Mick accuse Katy of abusing him, Jean struggles with her cancer fears and Dotty throws a party.

Shirley is horrified when she discovers Katy groomed Mick when he was a child in Monday's episode of EastEnders (8.05pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Shirley has been trying to work out what's going on in Mick's mind for months... and now she is about to be faced with the horrifying truth.

Frankie tells her mum that she deserves everything she has got coming to her... and it's not long before the police come knocking on Katy's door.

Katy and Frankie EastEnders

Frankie confronts her mum about what happened with Mick (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

But Katy manages to escape and sneaks to Albert Square where she confronts Mick (Danny Dyer), accusing him of calling the police.

Mick's adamant that it wasn't him, adding that he doesn't think Frankie would have called them either.

But if it wasn't them, who was it?

Things get heated and Mick asks Katy to leave.

But, not giving up, Katy follows him into the flat where Mick tells her some home truths.

However, what they don't realise is Shirley's standing behind them, and she's heard everything.

Gray EastEnders

Gray covers his tracks by sending a text from Tina's phone (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

There is more trouble for the Carters when they worry Tina won't show up to her court hearing for the attack on Ian.

Trying to cover his killer tracks, Gray puts on a front and tells them that Tina might surprise them by turning up at the last minute.

Later he sends a message from Tina's phone, but what does it say?

Jean thinks her cancer may be back in EastEnders

Jean struggles with the fear that her cancer has returned (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Jean goes for her appointment about the lump she found, but before the doctor can take her for a biopsy, Jean's vanished.

Dotty invites Ash and Iqra to a party in EastEnders

Dotty invites Ash and Iqra to her party (Picture: BBC)

Also, Dotty organises a party, but Ash isn't keen until she hears Peter will also be there.

EastEnders continues Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm on BBC One. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


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