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EastEnders fans in hysterics over 'unscary' villain Jonah and brand him the 'worst' character

Jonah Tyler in EastEnders
EastEnders viewers were laughing at gangster Jonah Tyler's attempts at being scary. (Image credit: BBC)

Unfortunately for villain Jonah Tyler (Mark Mooney), EastEnders viewers have found his character far less scary than he had hoped for during last night's episode (Wednesday, July 13). 

Instead of quaking with fear, fans were in stitches at his 'laughable' attempts at being menacing and called him one of the most 'unscary' EastEnders villains ever.

In recent episodes, Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) has secretly been working with gangster Jonah in revenge for Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) lack of faith in her to handle his businesses.

Jonah agreed to keep quiet about the heinous deal, as long as she gave him a 'ringside seat' to Walford hardman Phil's downfall.

However, there was one condition in the contract — that Sam allowed his men to deal their drugs at Peggy's wine bar.

She was hesitant to allow such illegal activity, but he gave her a deadly threat if she betrayed him.

Sam gave in to Jonah's threats and allowed his men to do their shifty business at Peggy's.

During last night's episode, one of Jonah's men reassured Sam that he would stay under the radar so that he could do his dodgy dealings without being caught.

Jonah threatens Sam Mitchell

Jonah gave Sam a deadly threat when his plan went awry. (Image credit: BBC)

However, employee Zack Hudson (James Farrar) put a spanner in the works when he spotted the drug deal and called the police straight away.

Zack thought he was using his initiative but Sam was soon facing the consequences of his actions when Jonah showed up to make his anger known.

"Want to explain why one of my dealers was arrested tonight?" Jonah fumed.

"It's not my fault he wasn't discreet enough," Sam clapped back.

A furious Jonah then gave her a sinister warning,

"If there are anymore mistakes, I'll not only make sure Phil knows his own sister's a snake but I'll mess your other leg up. Which would be a shame," he warned her, referring to the club shooting a few weeks back.

Jonah grabs Sam Mitchell's face

Sam faced the wrath of Jonah. (Image credit: BBC)

In even more menacing scenes, he then grabbed Sam's face and left her a haunting reminder: "Remember whose side you're on," he threatened.

Despite Sam being shaken up by the incident, fans didn't feel the same way and laughed at his attempts of being scary...

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EastEnders continues tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Grace Morris
Grace Morris

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.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.