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'EastEnders' killer Gray Atkins set to receive news that will turn his world upside down

EastEnders: Gray gets some shocking news from his boss.
Grey is set to get some shocking news in the coming weeks. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders killer Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander Smith) is about to have a bombshell dropped on him, according to the soap. 

New images that have been released show the murderer being told some news that will turn his world upside down in scenes set to air on Monday 30th August. 

Fans of the soap will know that Gray is hiding the dark and sinister secret that he has killed three people over the last year... first his own wife, Chantelle (Jessica Plummer), who he had been abusing for years, then Tina Carter after she worked out the truth about what happened to Chantelle, and then Kush Kazemi after he tried to leave Walford with Whitney Dean. 

EastEnders Gray Atkins and Chantelle Atkins

Gray isn't just responsible for Chantelle's death, but also Tina Carter's and Kush Kazemi's.  (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

So far volatile Gray has managed to keep his killer tendencies under wraps, but fans have become increasingly worried for his new girlfriend, Chelsea Fox, as Gray's grip tightens around her.

So far Gray's good looks and bulging bank balance are what is keeping Chelsea happy, but little does she know that her boyfriend has a seriously dark side and she is dating a serial killer.

Gray gets some shocking news from his boss in EastEnders

What news does Laura bring to Gray's door?  (Image credit: BBC)

It looks like things might soon take another terrifying turn when Gray is shocked after his boss, Laura, drops in and delivers some news which leaves him stunned.

Laura is one of the few people who has got the measure of Gray, knowing that there is something shady about him. In fact, she dislikes him so much she has already warned Chelsea that she is playing with fire by dating him.

But what news will Laura bring to Gray's door that will leave him rocked? Will it be work-related? Or could she reveal something that will uncover Gray's crimes?

One thing is for sure, Gray isn't a man you want to find yourself on the wrong side of... is Laura about to sign her own death warrant?

These scenes air in EastEnders on Monday 30th August 2021 at 20:10 on BBC One. 

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. You can also watch all of this week’s episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

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. 


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.