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Stacey Slater rocked by HUGE shock twist in tonight's EastEnders

Stacey discovers the truth in EastEnders

EastEnders this evening is a tough one for Stacey

EastEnders tonight sees Stacey Slater in for the shock of her life when Martin Fowler and Ruby Allen return to Walford with big news.

EastEnders fans will already know that Stacey's nose has been well and truly put out of joint now that her ex husband and former best friend are now an item.

Ruby and Martin return in EastEnders

Ruby Allen and Martin Fowler have some news for Stacey Slater tonight (Picture: BBC)

When Stacey left Walford last year the pair became close, eventually finding love in lockdown.

However, Stacey is now back on the Square, and seeing Martin and Ruby together isn't easy for her.

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But while Stacey tries to pretend that the whole thing doesn't bother her, she is soon set to find the situation even more awkward after a surprise twist airs in tonight's EastEnders.

Shock news 

Jean and Kat are shocked to see a photo of Ruby and Martin on social media accompanied with a huge announcement.

The pair debate whether to tell Stacey what they have found and decide to keep her in the dark.

EastEnders Ruby Allen

Ruby and Stacey's friendship has been put to the ultimate test now that Martin is with Ruby (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Martin and Ruby are currently away on holiday, but they're back in Walford tonight, and they have got news.

Ruby and Martin have an announcement 

Jean and Kat desperately try and keep the news they unearthed on social media from Stacey, but soon  she finds out the truth for herself.

Stacey is worried Jean won't forgive her in EastEnders

Jean and Kat debate whether to tell Stacey about Martin and Ruby's social media announcement, but in the end she finds out anyway (Picture: BBC)

When Stacey approaches Martin once he's back in the Square, she is left mortified when he drops a huge bombshell about his relationship with Ruby.

But what happened between Martin and Ruby while they were away?

And what could Martin have to tell his ex that leaves her so rattled?

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 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.