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EastEnders fans didn't see THIS coming in last night’s episode!

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EastEnders fans are loving feisty Sharon Mitchell...

Last night's EastEnders saw Sharon Mitchell showing the drug gang that has been grooming her son Dennis Rickman who is boss, and fans can't get enough.

The shock moment came after Dennis arranged to meet dangerous gang leader Stix, despite Tiffany Butcher trying to warn him away from trouble.

After realising that Dennis was going to meet Stix, Tiffany made it her mission to make sure he didn't go to Hackney to meet them.

Instead she asked Dennis to spend the afternoon with her, hoping she could distract the teenager from his new 'mates'.

But when Dennis arrived to meet Tiffany he overheard her talking about how she was babysitting him to keep him out of trouble, and he raced out of the chicken shop, hurt.

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All hell breaks loose when Tiffany tells Sharon about Dennis meeting a drug dealer...

It didn't take long for Tiffany to work out that Dennis's plans to meet Stix were back on, and she dashed to the Mitchells to catch him before he left.

EastEnders fans will know that Tiffany has only just managed to escape the dangerous clutches of the gang after her and Evie Steele went to the police after Evie ended up in hospital following a vicious attack.

Realising that she has been groomed, Tiffany is desperate for Dennis to see the light, and in the end she told Sharon everything about what her son has been up to over the last few months in an attempt to protect Dennis.

Sharon saw red and after discovering the depths Dennis has got himself into, she marched out onto the Square to confront Stix and his gang.

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But instead of shouting the odds, Sharon let her fists do the talking and punched Stix in the face... and fans loved it!

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The gang were clearly shocked by Sharon's anger... but as they made a hasty exit from Walford, Stix delivered a chilling warning to Sharon that she had just made a huge mistake.

Has Sharon saved Dennis from the gang's grip, or has she just made things a hundred times worse for him?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday 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. 

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.