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'EastEnders' fans are loving 'great' Mick and Janine double act

Janine Butcher flirts with Mick Carter in EastEnders
'EastEnders' fans are loving Mick and Janine's double act. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders’ new dynamic duo Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) and Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) have been causing mischief around the Square and fans are loving the double act, saying the pair have “great chemistry.”

During last night’s episode (Thursday Nov. 25) Janine and Mick decided to get revenge on Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson) by chopping down Walford’s Christmas tree after he outbid them. 

Mick was startled to hear about Janine’s idea for them to chop the Christmas tree down to get payback at Peter, but he refused to take part in her sneaky plan. Later on, the duo, along with Rainie (Tanya Franks) and Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) all bumped into an incredibly smug Peter, who was showing off about the new Christmas tree. 

Peter Beale gloats over Janine Butcher in EastEnders

They bumped into an arrogant Peter gloating about the Christmas tree. (Image credit: BBC)

Finally fed up with Peter's attitude, Mick decided to join forces with Janine and put her plan into action. Dressed in all black and armed with an axe, they both snuck out in the dark. Mick wasn’t all too happy to be given look out duty while Janine got to have “the fun” chopping the tree down with the axe.

But, it wasn’t long before Rainie and Stuart had their own ideas of what they wanted to do to the tree. As they bickered about which one would wear the balaclava, Rainie was determined to set fire to the tree with a box of matches, but they were astonished to see that the tree had disappeared. Meanwhile, Janine and Mick were busy cutting the tree up in the back of the Queen Vic.

Janine Butcher cuts down the Christmas tree with an axe

An axe wielding Janine cuts down the Christmas tree. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders fans have already predicted that there could be an affair on the cards for Mick and Janine as they seem to have developed some chemistry while they’ve both been working at the pub.

Viewers on Twitter found the double act’s shenanigans hilarious, and are adoring their chemistry together…

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EastEnders continues tonight at 8:05pm on BBC1 — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film, and TV grow stronger.


Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off, and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!