EastEnders hints THIS could be the moment Gray Atkins spills his KILLER secrets

Gray Atkins drinks in teh Queen Vic in EastEnders
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Will Gray finally admit what really happened to Chantelle after one too many drinks?

Next week's EastEnders will see Gray Atkins struggling to cope as Chantelle's family gather to mark her birthday.

The sad day arrives on Friday next week (9th April) and the Taylor family are adamant they aren't going to let the milestone go by without remembering Chantelle (Jessica Plummer).

However, Gray isn't in the mood for socialising and decides to remember his late wife in his own way.

EastEnders Karen upset about Chantelle

The Taylor family struggle on what would have been Chantelle's birthday (Picture: BBC)

As the Taylors and Bakers get together at Walford East on Chantelle's birthday, they are left waiting for Gray.

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When Gray texts Karen to tell her that he has been held up at work, the family are oblivious to the fact he is actually just around the corner in the pub.

Drinking to forget 

Instead of working late, Gray is actually propping up the bar at The Vic, downing whisky in a bid to forget that it is his late wife's special day.

Later Keegan and Tiff are at Ruby's when they see Gray walk - or should we say stumble - in.

Gray Atkins drinks at The Vic in EastEnders

Gray lies that he has to work late, when really he is downing whisky at The Vic (Picture: BBC)

Clearly worse for wear and under the influence, the pair are shocked at the state he has got himself in to.

They think he is struggling to cope because of Chantelle's birthday, not realising the reason he is drowning his sorrows is because he is the reason she's dead.

But with Gray this drunk, is he leaving himself open to admitting what really happened the night his wife died?

Could Keegan and Tiff be the ones he finally confesses to?

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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. 

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