Family TORN APART in EastEnders as THIS dark secret comes to light

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Sheree Trueman's biggest secret is about to be revealed...

Next week's EastEnders sees Isaac Baptiste finally discover that his stepdad Patrick Trueman is actually his biological father... but how will he cope with the huge bombshell?

The fact that Patrick might actually be blood related to him has started to dawn on Isaac in recent episodes of EastEnders, with the Walford legend dropping hints left, right and centre.

Sheree Trueman introduces Isaac in EastEnders

Isaac has never been a fan of Patrick (Picture: BBC)

Recently the pair shared a drink together, which in itself was a huge deal seeing as Isaac has never been Patrick's biggest fan.

But it didn't end well when Patrick almost revealed the secret that he was Isaac's father.

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After losing his dad when he was young, Isaac has never warmed to any of the other men his mum, Sheree, has brought into his life, and that includes her latest husband, Patrick.

Sheree confided in Patrick earlier in the year that he was actually Isaac's dad following a fling the pair had back in Trinidad many moons ago.

However, while Patrick has tried to get his head around the fact he has another son, Sheree made him promise not to tell Isaac the truth.

Patrick Trueman confronts Sheree Trueman in EastEnders

Patrick discovered earlier this year that he was Isaac's father (Picture: BBC)

But next week's EastEnders will see the primary school teacher discover the truth... and if his past behaviour is anything to go by, he isn't going to take the news well.

In all of this, Denise Fox is quickly becoming the voice of reason for the family.

After spending years living with Patrick, Denise is like a daughter to him, and she soon offers Patrick a shoulder to cry on when the truth exposed next week.

Patrick is fed up of Isaac in EastEnders.

Can Isaac accept Patrick as his dad when he discovers the truth next week? (Picture: BBC)

Patrick might not have had the best relationship with his sons Paul and Anthony, but could this be another chance to prove he can be a good dad?

With Isaac refusing to listen to anything his mum or Patrick has to say, it falls to Denise to have a word with him next week, and she soon ends up delivering some home truths.

Will she manage to make Isaac see that she is lucky to have someone like Patrick as his dad?

EastEnders will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. 

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.