EastEnders fans have the same complaint about Janine's pregnancy

EastEnders Janine Butcher in a yellow blouse
Janine's pregnant but viewers weren't impressed (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders fans know how important the 'doof doofs' at the end of every episode are. 

The cliffhanger moment leaves us all desperate to watch the next instalment of our favourite show.

In last night's episode of EastEnders, it was Janine Butcher's turn for the doof doofs as a nurse - with a bit of help from Sonia Fowler - delivered some shocking news.

Janine faints

Janine collapsed in the Vic, much to Scarlett's shock. (Image credit: BBC)

Janine had fainted in the kitchen at the Vic in front of her frantic daughter, Scarlett. 

Janine was convinced she just had a bug because she'd had headaches recently and Scarlett was under the weather, too.

But nurse Sonia dragged her off to A&E to get checked out.

Janine was not impressed by Sonia fussing - especially when she had a long wait for treatment! 

The nurse ran some tests and when the results came back, she asked grumpy Ms Butcher to go into a side room for a chat.

But Janine refused, saying she could hear the results there in the waiting room.

And it turned out that she's pregnant!

Doof doof doof....

What a shock.

Or not.

Janine and Sonia in the hospital waiting room

Sonia took Janine to A&E to get checked out. (Image credit: BBC)

Fans were quick to take to social media to share their annoyance that the big reveal was anything but a surprise, because Janine's pregnancy had been shared in the spoilers for this week's episode.

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But some fans were convinced there was more to this storyline than meets the eye. Could Janine be keeping a bigger secret? 

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Janine Butcher looks shocked at the news that she's pregnant

Janine was a lot more surprised at the news than viewers were!  (Image credit: BBC)

Perhaps the fact that we all knew what was going to happen means EastEnders bosses have another surprise up their sleeves?

What do you think?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.