EastEnders fans have been sharing their shock and surprise at the New Year twist that revealed 12-year-old Lily Slater is pregnant!
Viewers were horrified at last night's cliffhanger when baffled mum Stacey Slater discovered her pre-teen daughter was expecting a baby.
And they took to social media to share their feelings on what is bound to be a controversial storyline.
The latest bombshell to hit the Slaters happened after their New Year's Eve party.
When Eve, Jean and then Lily all collapsed, the family were taken to hospital because paramedics thought there was a carbon monoxide leak at their house.
A frantic Stacey rushed to the hospital where a doctor told her he was worried about Lily's bad stomach aches.
He explained that they'd done an ultrasound to find out the cause of the pain, and had discovered that Lily was pregnant.
Stunned, Stacey stuttered Lily couldn't be pregnant because she is 12 years old.
But it seems it's true.
And the EastEnders fans were just as surprised as Stacey!
They shared their shock with one fan writing: "Lily's WHAT NOW?" and another adding: "I defo did not see that one coming".
lily’s WHAT NOW? #EastendersJanuary 1, 2023
Lily is PREGNANT??? AT TWELVE????? #EastEndersJanuary 1, 2023
Raaaah pregnant at 12 years old. #Eastenders I defo did not see that one comingJanuary 1, 2023
And once they'd got over the surprise, the EastEnders viewers were quick to share their discomfort with the story.
One fan wrote: "I don't find the idea of telling a story where a 12 year old is pregnant daring, edgy or brave. I think it's totally disgusting."
Another said the story was "vile" because Lily is still a child, while another added that Lily being pregnant was "massive ick".
Even though many of us suspected this, honestly, I don't find the idea of telling a story where a 12 year old is pregnant daring, edgy or brave, I think it's totally disgusting. What's next 10 year old Lexi getting pregnant? #EastEndersJanuary 1, 2023
This storyline is vile, its heartbreaking for Lily, shes just a child herself. Though I know all actors involved will be great and do this story justice. Its still mad though. #EastEndersJanuary 1, 2023
I was really hoping the Lily rumour wasn't true. Massive ick that a 12 year old is pregnant - that's my niece's age and just the thought of that is horrendous #EastendersJanuary 1, 2023
There are a lot of questions to answer when it comes to this story - including who is the dad of Lil's baby? Is the pregnancy the result of a tween romance, or is it more sinister and linked with grooming or abuse?
Some fans have even suggested we could see a return of Lily's own dad Ryan Malloy who was mentioned in passing a few weeks ago.
We'll have to wait and see what happens next.
EastEnders usually airs Monday to Thursday evenings at 7.30pm on BBC One. Check our TV Guide for more information.
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