SICKENING twist in tonight's EastEnders as THIS Walford favourite finds their world falling apart

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Just when Whitney Dean thought things couldn't get any worse...

EastEnders might only be on twice a week at the moment, but that doesnt mean it's not packed full of drama... and this week is no exception.

Tonight's EastEnders kicks off a big week for the soap where Keegan is arrested, Iqra questions her relationship with Ash after a shock twist, and Whitney's world falls apart once again when Leo's mum, Michaela, tracks her down.

In fact Monday and Tuesday's episodes are so huge, the soap shared an exciting trailer on social media to show fans why they can't afford to miss the action...

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But at the centre of all the drama once again is Whitney, who finds her world crashing down around her when Leo King's mum arrives in Walford tonight.

EastEnders fans know that Whitney is currently waiting for her trial, where she is set to face murder charges for Leo's death.

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But while viewers know Whitney only killed Leo in self defence, Whitney is worried that the jury won't see it that way and she is on a one-way ticket to prison.

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Whitney is horrified when Michaela arrives in Walford tonight (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

And Michaela's arrival tonight will upset Whitney further when she tracks her down under the cover of darkness.

But while Michaela's need to talk only reminds Whitney of the horrors she has faced in the last few months, Leo's mum soon shows her true colours tonight when she blames Whitney for what happened to her son.

And new spoiler pictures from EastEnders have revealed that Michaela seems determined to make Whitney pay for Leo's death next week...

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Whitney realises everyone is acting strangely around her next week (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

The pictures show Whitney in the Vic, surrounded by her friends, but she has noticed that everyone is acting strangely around her.

Despite Sonia and Chantelle trying to keep the truth from her, Whitney soon finds out Michaela has been posting nasty things about her online.

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Whitney is sickened when she sees the posts from Michaela online next week  (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Eventually Whitney sees what Leo's mum has been writing in her posts and she is left crushed.

Will this latest setback make her more resigned than ever to the fact she is heading to jail?

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.