EastEnders reveal THIS Walford legend was in intensive care during lockdown

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Patrick Trueman has been in a bad way during lockdown...

EastEnders has been updating fans on what our favourite Walford residents have been getting up to in lockdown.

But while most seemed to be enjoying the time at home, things took a dangerous turn for Patrick Trueman.

The soap has been bringing viewers up to speed before the new episodes hit our screens next Monday (7th September - see our TV guide for full listings) via the official EastEnders Instagram account.

EastEnders' Patrick has been facing a tough time after contracting coronavirus (Picture: BBC)

EastEnders' Patrick has been facing a tough time after contracting coronavirus (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

First EastEnders hinted that Honey and Jay's friendship had blossomed during lockdown, leaving fans convinced there could be romance on the cards.

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Elsewhere Phil (Steve McFadden) spent lockdown pushing forward with his divorce from Sharon (Letitia Dean), while Habiba and Jags were secretly still dating.

It has also been revealed that Ruby and Martin have found romance during lockdown.

However, things have been tough for Chantelle after being locked up with abusive husband, Gray.

Patrick Trueman confronts Sheree Trueman in EastEnders

Patrick has had wife Sheree by his side during lockdown (Picture: BBC)

Patrick's health battle 

However, the latest Instagram story revealed legendary character Patrick Trueman has also had horrendous experience.

It was revealed by EastEnders that Patrick contracted coronavirus and ended up spending a week in intensive care at Walford General Hospital.

Thankfully, Patrick has managed to make a full recovery and is now back in Albert Square.

Patrick with a flask

Thankfully Patrick has made a full recovery (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

But there is a sliver lining because the Instagram page also mentioned Patrick's son Anthony Trueman came back to Walford to help out, proving Patrick and Anthony's relationship is back on track.

It was also revealed that Anthony told Patrick and Sheree that when lockdown was over, they were welcome to come and stay with him whenever they liked.

EastEnders episodes return to BBC One at 8.05pm on Monday 7th September 

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.