EastEnders fans horrified by Billy's SICK taunts at Jay in tonight's episode

Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders
Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders

EastEnders fans think Billy Mitchell has gone too far...

EastEnders' Billy Mitchell has found himself in trouble with soap fans tonight after he lashed out at Jay over his relationship with Honey.

After growing closer in lockdown last year, Honey and Jay have discovered they've got feelings for one another, something that hasn't gone down well with their family.

Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders

Billy hasn't taken the news that Jay and Honey are a couple well (Picture: BBC)

Lola is far from happy about the situation, but it is Billy who has taken the news the worst.

When Jay and Honey admitted they were a couple in last night's EastEnders, Billy struggled to digest the news.

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But tonight's EastEnders saw him on a downward spiral, drinking in the daytime and generally playing the victim, despite the fact he and Honey were over years ago.

Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders

Lola watched on as Billy launched into a verbal attack on Jay (Picture: BBC)

However, as an argument between Jay and Billy broke out in the middle of the market, it wasn't the fact Billy let his fists do the talking that got fans complaining.

Billy goes too far

Viewers were left sickened after Billy pointed out that Jay had been in relationships with his granddaughter and now his wife (although technically Honey is Billy's ex wife), and commented that his daughter, Janet, would be next.

Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders

Jay's bloody nose wasn't what got fans talking... (Picture: BBC)

Obviously, Janet is only 14 years old, but Billy pointed out that Jay had form when it came to dating underage girls, reminding everyone of the fact Jay unwittingly had a relationship with a 14-year-old Linzi Bragg back in 2016.

But fans are fuming with Billy for dragging up Jay's past, and took to social media to share their horror...

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Billy behaving badly 

Billy's behaviour sadly doesn't stop there, because next week he is set to try and turn Janet and Will against their mum by breaking the news about Honey's new relationship to them.

By the end of next week, he's determined to get a job to prove that Jay isn't the only man in the house who can provide for the kids after Jay treats Janet and Will to new trainers.

Billy argues with Jay in EastEnders

Home heard Billy's vile attack on Jay in tonight's episode (Picture: BBC)

But when his trial shift at the call centre doesn't work out, Billy asks Vinny about dealing drugs.

Is he about to get himself into a whole world of trouble?

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 whattowatch.com 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.