Worried EastEnders fans predict heartbreaking mental health storyline for Amy

Amy Mitchell in school uniform in EastEnders
Amy Mitchell became a victim of bullying in EastEnders. (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders viewers have predicted a devastating storyline for teenager Amy Mitchell (Ellie Dadd) during last night's episode (Friday, October 21) as she became the target of hateful messages at school.

During EastEnders last night, Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) had seemingly put things to bed after attacking Amy's boyfriend Denzel (Jaden Ladega). 

However, another issue came to light when Amy got back her phone and was bombarded by horrible messages from school after a rumour had spread that she slept with Denzel.

Elsewhere, Denzel's friend Nugget (Juhaim Rasul Choudhury) admitted to spreading the rumour and told Denzel that he should break up with Amy to avoid getting into any more trouble.

Denzel went through with his advice and dumped Amy, which sent her over the edge.

A broken Amy then threw her phone at a mirror, which shattered the glass and cut her hand in the process.

Amy Mitchell with her arms crossed

Amy Mitchell was hiding something. (Image credit: BBC)

Later on, Amy snuck away from the family trip to The Vic and was sitting silently on the sofa when her step-mum Denise Fox (Diane Parish) walked through the door.

A concerned Denise asked Amy what was wrong, but Amy remained distant and didn't talk.

Amy then began fidgeting with her hands as Denise asked: "Sweetheart, is there anything that you want to talk about?"

The teenager looked uncomfortable and shook her head, while Denise left the room and gave Amy one last worried look.

To close the episode, we then saw Amy pulling her sleeves over her wrists as she crossed her arms, with fans thinking that it is hinting at a potential self-harm storyline for the troubled schoolgirl. Will Jack discover that his daughter is being bullied at school?

Concerned fans flooded social media with their worries about Amy's wellbeing and how the upcoming storyline will be heartbreaking to watch...

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a freelancer writer with WhatToWatch.com, and she now writes for our sister site TechRadar. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

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