EastEnders fans spot something CREEPY in last night's episode

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EastEnders fans were left unsettled last night after a comedy scene during the episode turned out to be more than a little sinister...

EastEnders viewers weren't happy after last night's trip to Walford - but surprisingly it wasn't just the fact that Stuart Highway had taken on Mick Carter's job of playing Santa in The Vic's grotto that had them annoyed...

Fans took to Twitter to share their concern about how 'creepy' evil Stuart was while dressed up as Father Christmas, and while Stuart looked like he was having a great time dressed up as the man in red, fans weren't convinced...

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It wasn't just fans who weren't convinced by Stuart's new role. Despite the kids of Walford loving his Santa act, the same definitely couldn't be said for their parents.

Jack Branning was left fuming after Stuart got a bit too involved as Father Christmas and started promising Amy and Ricky extravagant presents.

EastEnders Linda Carter with Stuart Highway

Linda lets Stuart wear Mick's Santa costume

By the time they left the pub, the kids were expecting a ping pong table and a pony under the tree on Christmas morning, and Jack didn't hold back letting Linda what he thought of her siding with the enemy.

But what Jack and the rest of Walford don't realise is that Linda has got a plan to get a confession out of Stuart and get incarcerated Mick home for Christmas.

Last night saw Linda take her plan to a whole new level as she seduced Stuart once again with a kiss, but this time she didn't run away in disgust.

By the end of the episode Stuart was leading Linda up the stairs after claiming that he wasn't sleeping on the sofa again, but will Linda really be able to see her seduction routine through?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Picture credits: BBC

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