EastEnders spoilers: Will Gray Atkins’ facade crumble?

Gray is struggling at Chantelle's funeral in EastEnders

Gray Atkins is under pressure at Chantelle's funeral, Whitney Dean faces the court and is hit by a big surprise, and the Slaters need to find more money

Gray Atkins struggles to keep it together on the day of Chantelle Atkins’ funeral in Thursday’s episode of EastEnders (7.30 pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

EastEnders Karen Taylor and Mitch Baker

Will Gray Atkins let anything slip to Karen Taylor and Mitch Baker at Chantelle's funeral? (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Gray Atkins is struggling on the day of his wife Chantelle Atkins’ funeral. After attempting to cover up what he did so thoroughly, will he be under suspicion?

Whitney is in court in EastEnders

Whitney Dean is terrified on the first day of her trial.

Meanwhile, it’s Whitney Dean’s first day in court. Completely oblivious to the kind of man her solicitor Gray Atkins is, she is dreading facing the prosecution without him. Sonia Fowler has promised to be there for her and she turns up in court to give her support. But both Whitney and Sonia are stunned about what happens next…

Jean Slater has seen Kush Kazemi logging onto online poker games on his tablet. Concerned about him losing money, she warns him about the dangers. Kush laughs off her concerns, insisting that it’s only a bit of fun. The pair are interrupted by landlady Suki Panesar who turns up demanding more rent. She insists that she needs the money or they need to get out.

Phil talks to Ellie in EastEnders

Phil Mitchell spots his son Raymond's adoptive grandma Ellie Dixon.

Also, Phil Mitchell visits his son Raymond in hospital but will he reveal to his adoptive grandma Ellie Nixon who he really is?

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday 8 pm.

Rachel Lucas
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