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EastEnders fans PANICKING over THIS beloved character’s baffling behaviour

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Jean Slater isn't herself at the moment...

Last night's EastEnders has left fans worrying about Jean Slater after she mistook Whitney Dean for her daughter, Stacey Slater.

The confusing moment came as Whitney finally made it home to Walford after being kidnapped by Leo King's unhinged mum, Michaela Turnbull.

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Tiffany was glad to have Whitney home safe and sound (Picture: BBC)

EastEnders fans know that Whitney has been held captive in a tiny flat with Michaela after she abducted her from Albert Square a few weeks ago.

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But while it seemed Leo's mum had sinister things planned for the woman who killed her son, Whitney managed to escape when lawyer Gray Atkins came to her rescue.

Gray brought Whitney back to the Square following her ordeal where she was welcomed by her relieved family, who were thrilled to have her home.

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Jean confused Whitney with her daughter, Stacey (Picture: BBC)

But while Tiffany couldn't wait to give Whitney a massive hug, Jean quickly followed and told Whitney how glad they were to have her home.

But instead of calling her Whitney, Jean appeared to think that it was Stacey standing in front of her.

EastEnders fans know that Jean stopped taking her bipolar medication following Daniel's death, and it is clear that she's not quite herself.

Kush, Whitney and Tiffany were all confused by the fact Jean had mentioned Stacey's name, oblivious to the fact Jean has stopped taking her tablets.

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Whitney noticed that Jean called her by the wrong name (Picture: BBC)

But fans know the real reason for Jean's bizarre comment and they're all panicking about her wellbeing...

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Kush has been left looking after the Slater household since girlfriend Kat disappeared last month, but it seems Tommy and his newly-discovered dyslexia is now just one of the many things he has got to worry about.

Jean's confusion leaves Kush worried and tonight's EastEnders will see him work out Jean hasn't been taking her medication.

But how will Jean react when Kush confronts her?

EastEnders will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays 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.