Shock confession in tonight’s EastEnders threatens to destroy THIS family

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Tonight's EastEnders sees Lola Pearce make a shocking confession to Billy Mitchell that could tear their family apart...

Tonight's EastEnders sees Lola finally get fed up with being controlled by Ben Mitchell and confessing the real reason they returned to Walford.

EastEnders fans have known for months that Lola (played by Danielle Harold) and Ben returned to Albert Square as part of a plan for Ben to fleece dad Phil for everything he has got.

But with Ben's plan not quite panning out how he'd hoped, Lola has been getting more and more annoyed with being told what to do - and tonight she's finally had enough.

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Ben has been controlling Lola for months (Credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

Lola is left reeling in tonight's visit to Walford when her sweet-natured ex, Ewan, comes back to the Square to take her back to Newcastle.

The last time Ewan was in town, Ben told him to cut all ties with Lola otherwise he would kill him... but as far as Lola knows, Ewan hot footed it out of Walford after finding out she still had feelings for her ex, Jay Brown.

So when Lola sees Ewan tonight, she isn't best pleased to see her ex, and tells him where to go.

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Ewan warns Lola about Ben, but will she listen? (Credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

But as Ewan tries to tell Billy and Lola about Ben's evil threats, the pair don't believe him and he's left heading back to Newcastle without Lola or Lexi.

After demanding that Ewan leaves, Lola confronts Ben about her ex's claims, and when Ben doesn't deny any of it, she is left sickened to realise that Ewan was telling the truth about Ben.

Warning Ben to never control her life like that again, Lola has had enough and heads to the E20 to drown her sorrows... but it doesn't take long for Mel to worry about her drinking and call Billy.

Arriving to collect  his granddaughter, Billy is shocked when Lola reveals all about Ben's plan to destroy Phil... and with the truth now out, what will Billy do with this new-found information?

Tomorrow will see Billy tell Phil all about Ben's plans, but it soon becomes clear that he is going to regret getting involved with someone as volatile as Ben.

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Lola's confession outs Billy in danger (Credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

Later this week Ben's revenge plan on Billy is in place and it seems that Billy's in serious danger as things get underway.

But what Ben didn't count on is Billy's son, Will, getting involved, and soon both Billy and Will find both their lives on the line.

Will they make it to the end of the week unscathed?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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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.