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EastEnders favourite Stacey Slater left for dead after vicious attack next week

Stacey slags off Ruby in EastEnders

EastEnders is set to take a dark turn next week...

EastEnders favourite Stacey Slater finds her life in danger next week when she is brutally attacked by a hooded figure.

The drama comes after Stacey gets into a fight with former best friend Ruby Allen.

Viewers will know that Stacey and Ruby have become frenemies after Ruby and Martin became an item.

EastEnders Ruby Allen

Stacey and Ruby's friendship has hit the rocks in recent months (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

But their friendship took another turn last night when the news that Martin and Ruby had tied the knot hit Stacey like a sledgehammer.

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As Stacey struggles to come to terms with the fact she has well and truly missed the boat with Martin, next week will see things take another dramatic turn.

Friends or enemies?

Ruby and Stacey seem to be getting their friendship back on track when a mistaken delivery of champagne at the club sees them sharing a drink together.

Ruby and Martin return in EastEnders

Ruby Allen and Martin Fowler revealed they had tied the knot last night (Picture: BBC)

But as the pair take a trip down memory lane, things take a tricky turn when Lily reveals all the nasty things Stacey has been saying about Ruby behind her back.

The pair fall out once again and Ruby declares war, threatening Stacey that she could have her out of the Square with a click of her fingers.

A grim delivery 

So when something sinister is put through the letterbox at the Slaters' house Stacey instantly assumes it is Ruby playing games.

Stacey tells Kush about the post in EastEnders

Stacey and Kush get a sinister delivery next week (Picture: BBC)

Despite Ruby denying that she was behind the grim letterbox threat, Stacey is convinced she is plotting against her.

Coming to the conclusion that Ruby is trying to take her kids away from her, Stacey heads to the club to give her former best friend a piece of her mind.

However, before she can get there, Stacey is suddenly attacked by a hooded figure, who leaves her lying motionless on the floor.

But why has Stacey been targeted? And will she survive to tell the tale?

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. 

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 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.