DON'T MISS! HUGE unexpected twist for one family in tonight’s EastEnders

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The festive drama continues in EastEnders tonight as a huge bombshell changes everything for one unsuspecting family...

Tonight's trip to EastEnders will see the focus shift from the Slater clan and the fall out from Alfie's brush with death on Christmas Day, and see the festive drama hit the Taylor family instead.

After Christmas Day and Boxing Day focused mainly on Kat and the rest of the Slater women as the truth about Alfie being Cherry's dad was revealed, tonight will see Karen Taylor stunned when her ex, Mitch, arrives back in the Square.

Tonight will see Boxing Day arrive in Walford and as Karen prepares to host a family meal with her sister Kandice, things take an unexpected turn when Keegan's dad arrives on the doorstep asking to see his son.

EastEnders Karen Taylor with Mitch Baker

Mitch turns up on Karen's doorstep tonight

Karen throws Mitch out on his ear, but it soon becomes apparent that it's not going to be that easy to get rid of him.

Despite Karen's efforts to try and sit down to a nice family meal, Mitch somehow manages to get himself back in the family fold when it is revealed Kandice is hiding him in the bathroom...

While Karen struggles to understand why her sister is hiding Mitch away, it soon transpires she's not the only one with drama on her hands.

Keegan and Louise are trying to get their romance back on track, but when the day takes a series of unexpected turns, Keanu and Louise end up finding comfort in each other's arms.

EastEnders Keanu Taylor with Louise Mitchell

Louise and Keanu share a kiss tonight

As Louise goes to kiss Keanu, he is reluctant at first, but despite his initial hesitation, soon kisses her back.

Where does this leave Keanu's romance with Sharon?

We wouldn't like to be in Keanu's shoes when Phil Mitchell finds out he has been hitting on both his wife and his daughter.

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Picture credits: BBC/ Jack Barnes

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.