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Favourite EastEnders couple set to face heartache after THIS shock twist

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There's drama for Martin and Stacey Fowler in next week's EastEnders when a surprising storyline twist threatens to tear them apart...

Next week's EastEnders sees Martin and Stacey Fowler hit the rocks when Stacey's feud with Kat Moon starts to interfere with her marriage.

The last few weeks in the Slater house have been packed with tension as Kat sided with boyfriend Kush Kazemi in his custody battle for his son Arthur who he shares with Stacey.

But while Stacey and Kat are still fighting about the fact Kat has gone against her family loyalties, little do they know Kush and Martin, who were also at loggerheads, have now put them past behind them and made amends.

EastEnders Kush Kazemi, Kat Slater, Stacey Fowler, and Martin Fowler

Kush, Kat, Stacey and Martin have been arguing over Arthur for weeks (Picture: BBC)

After an incedent with Arthur next week, Kush begs Stacey to let bygones be bygones, but she isn't having any of it and remains as stubborn as ever in her bid to take him to court.

But when the news that best friends Kush and Martin have rebuilt their friendship gets to Stacey, she is fuming that her husband would side with the enemy and sees it as the ultimate betrayal.

Martin's pleas to make amends with Kat fall on deaf ears and the pair are more estranged than ever, with Stacey adamant that she will never forgive Kat for what she has done.

Kush tries to apologise to Stacey

Martin and Kush might have made up, but Stacey is adamant that she'll never forgive Kush and Kat (Picture: BBC)

However, it's not just Stacey's fight with Kat that is putting the pressure on the Fowlers' marriage.

Phil also works out next week that the Slaters have got his £50.000 after seeing Stacey with a new flashy phone.

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He's fuming that Alfie Moon didn't take the money with him like he thought and that it's been sitting across the Square all this time. And, determined to get it back, he enlists Shirley Carter to help him.

Knowing that ex-girlfriend Shirley is friends with Jean, Phil is convinced that if anyone can get his money back it is her, and offers a cut of the cash if she manages to return it to him.

EastEnders Stacey Fowler is caught out by Phil Mitchell

Phil works out the Slaters have got his stolen money after spotting Stacey with a new phone (Picture: BBC)

Shirley is happy to help and sets about finding out more... but Jean is devastated when she finds out her best friend has been using their friendship to dig dirt of her family.

Shirley gives the Slaters until the end of the day to give the money back... but will they agree?

Phil's definitely not a man to be messed with. Have Stacey and Kat just landed themselves in danger?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday 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 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.