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EastEnders fans THRILLED after soap added in THIS special LAST MINUTE scene

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There was an extra special scene added into Friday night's EastEnders at the last minute... and fans can't get enough of it!

EastEnders thrilled fans by adding a last minute scene into Friday (13th December) night's episode about the results of the General Election.

The scene came fairly near the start of the episode, and saw Kathy Beale, Bobby Beale and Karen Taylor all talking about the results of Thursday's General Election.

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Fans were loving the extra special scene added into yesterday's EastEnders at the last minute (Picture: BBC)

The scene, which was added into the episode at the last minute saw Kathy talking about how thrilled her son Ian was about Conservative leader Boris Johnson being re-elected as Prime Minister, while Karen Taylor admitted she was sick of politics.

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But the most hilarious part came at the end of the extra special scene when Karen then claimed she was off to go and hide in a fridge.

Karen's joke was making reference to the fact that a few days previously Boris Johnson had apparently hidden in a huge fridge in a bid to avoid being grilled by Good Morning presenter Piers Morgan while on a visit to a milking business in Yorkshire.

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Kathy revealed that her son Ian was thrilled about the outcome of the General Election (Picture: BBC)

Fans were loving the topical addition to the episode and took to social media to share their joy...

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EastEnders fans were also treated to Ian Beale being brought down a peg or two by Ruby Allen when she sabotaged his campaign for local councillor after he asked her to publicly disown her dead dad.

But the scenes that saw Ian get his comeuppance in Walford East were made all the better by Kathy getting drunk on free champagne at her son's political event and singing Christmas songs as she was ushered out of the door.

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Karen made a joke about Boris Johnson hiding in a fridge, and fans loved it! (Picture: BBC)

Rainie Branning was also seen back in Albert Square, having been released from prison where she has been since October.

Before she left her drug addiction had got out of control and in a bid to get herself back on track Rainie attacked Kathy to get herself arrested, knowing she could get clean in prison.

Ian gives his campaign speech

Ian's campaign didn't quite go to plan... (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: Jack Barnes)

Tonight saw Rainie and Stuart have an emotional reunion... finally together after their time apart.

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday 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 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.