EastEnders trailer reveals SHOCK new twist in Chantelle's death

Karen realises something awful has happened in EastEnders
While Gray Atkins is in the police station, Karen and Mitch return to the tragic news

Gray is questioned by the police in tonight's EastEnders

EastEnders has released a trailer for tonight's episode, giving fans a glimpse of how the news of Chantelle Atkins' death hits the Square.

Viewers watched Friday night's EastEnders in shock as Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) met a tragic end at the hands of her abusive husband, Gray.

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Gray is questioned by the police in tonight's EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

The horrific episode saw Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) push his wife backwards, causing her to fall on an upturned knife in the open dishwasher, before leaving her to sadly die.

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Instead of calling an ambulance, Gray then went out into the Square to buy milk and have a drink at The Vic, all in a bid to give himself an alibi for the night Chantelle died.

But, fans of EastEnders will know that Gray's evil actions are the culmination of years of heartbreaking domestic abuse that he subjected Chantelle to, which came to a head when she told him she was leaving.

EastEnders Karen

Karen's world falls apart when she discovers Chantelle is dead tonight (Picture: BBC)

A new trailer has dropped

The new trailer for tonight's episode sees Gray being question by the police about Chantelle's final moments.

He can be seen lying about his actions that evening, playing the grieving husband to perfection.

However, while he is at the police station, the Taylors are getting home from their holiday in Southend.

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Karen is met with the horror of seeing Chantelle and Gray's house cordoned off with police tape, and she instantly knows that something is very wrong.

A shocking twist 

The trailer shows the moment that Karen realises her eldest daughter is dead, but in a shock twist, it is actually Billy Mitchell who breaks the tragic news to Mitch.

Later in tonight's episode Mitch is set to work out that something isn't right between Gray and Kheerat.

Gray Atkins in EastEnders

Mitch will realise there is tension between Gray and Kheerat tonight (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Already suspicious of Gray, Kheerat will share his theory this week that he believes Gray killed Chantelle.

But will Mitch believe him and get to the bottom of how his daughter died?

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 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.