THIS Stacey Slater mystery in tonight's EastEnders has left fans baffled

Stacey is back in EastEnders
Stacey Slater is back in Walford!

EastEnders fans are all asking the same question after tonight's episode of EastEnders...

Tonight's EastEnders saw Stacey Slater struggling to settle back into life in Walford after returning home.

Not only has she now got to get her head around the fact her ex husband, Martin Fowler, is now shacked up with her best friend, Ruby, but she is also finding it hard to reconnect with her mum, Jean Slater.

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Stacey and Martin met at the take away shop to talk about what went wrong in their relationship (Picture: BBC)

But while Stacey might be starting to wonder why she came back to Albert Square, viewers are loving having the character back on their screens.

The big mystery...

However, tonight's episode of EastEnders left fans baffled after Stacey was seen wandering around the Square with no shoes on.

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Stacey had just had a heart-to-heart with Martin in the takeaway shop, with both of them trying to make sense of where their relationship goes from here.

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Martin told Stacey just how much he had sacrificed for his family (Picture: BBC)

But after they both said things that they probably regret, it seems Martin was certain that he had made the right choice in focusing on his future with Ruby.

However, as Martin and Ruby kissed and made up, Stacey was seen in the Square without her boots on.

Where are Stacey's shoes?

Instead she was holding some fancy looking boots in her hands as she walked through the market.

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Fans were baffled after seeing Stacey wandering through the Square in bare feet (Picture: BBC)

But while some fans were worried that her chat with Martin had affected Stacey more than they realised, could there be a far simpler reason for her barefoot walk in the Square?

Viewers took to social media to share their confusion at the scene...

EastEnders fans know that Stacey has been stealing money from Ruby's account by posing as her.

She returned to Walford dressed to the nines thanks to Ruby's cash, and Kat even made a comment about her £400 shoes this week.


Martin told Ruby that his future lies with her (Picture: BBC)

Could it just be that Stacey's expensive shoes are giving her sore feet?

Or was the news about just how much Martin had sacrificed for her finally hit home?

With Martin heading back to Ruby's arms and the novelty of designer clothes wearing thin for Stacey, will she stick around in Walford or cut her losses and run?

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.