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EastEnders fans CONFUSED after latest Mick Carter paternity twist

Mick is suspicious of Frankie in EastEnders
Credit: Kieron McCarron (Image credit: Kieron McCarron)

Frankie has opened the world's biggest can of worms by announcing that Mick is her dad...

EastEnders fans have been left confused after Frankie Lewis continued to try and convince Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) that he is her father last night.

The shocking twist first came in Monday's episode when Mick confronted Frankie about her interest in his family.

Frankie Lewis EastEnders

Frankie has told Mick that he is her dad - opening the world's biggest can of worms... (Picture: BBC)

Mick was determined to find out why Frankie had been trying to get close to Ollie and Tina, while also taking photos of everyone, but the last thing he expected her to announce is that she thinks he is her dad.

The mystery continues 

Last night's EastEnders saw the plot thicken when Frankie announced that her mum was Katy Lewis... a name the clearly struck a chord with Mick.

Mick Carter EastEnders

Mick was clearly stunned when Frankie told him her mum's name (Picture: BBC)

But fans are confused about how old Frankie is supposed to be and, if she is Mick's daughter, does this mean Mick has cheated on Linda (Kellie Bright)?

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While telling Frankie last night that he had been married and faithful his entire adult life, Mick seemed to think that Frankie had got the wrong man.

However, Frankie's mum is clearly someone he knows... so does this mean she is older than Lee Carter, Mick and Linda's eldest son?

Frankie Lewis EastEnders

After spending years looking for her dad, Frankie wasn't going to let Mick run away (Picture: BBC)

Fans are confused and have started coming up with their own theories, including the popular belief that Mick may have been abused while in care before he met Linda...

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By the end of last night's episode, Mick was adamant that he didn't have the headspace for Frankie's news and left the nightclub where they'd been talking.

Frankie wants answers

However, Frankie wasn't going to let him run away from the fact he is her dad, and tracked him down at home.

Mick Carter EastEnders

How long will Mick keep Frankie's news a secret from Linda? (Picture: BBC)

But how long will it be before Mick tells Linda what Frankie has confessed?

One thing is for sure, this is a revelation that is set to rock the Carter family to the core.

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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.