The BBC One soap sees huge developments in The Six storyline as Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry) starts to suspect that several of the Square’s iconic women are hiding something.

The abuser grows suspicious after overhearing Suki (Balvinder Sopal) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) having a clandestine meeting about the cafe and soon he starts to investigate.

Knowing full well that there’s a deadly secret at play, Nish decides to use his suspicions to his advantage, demanding that Suki sign over all their businesses to him, otherwise he’ll go to the police with his theories!

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Fearing that their actions on Christmas Day will out, various member of The Six are in agreement that Suki must do what is necessary to ensure Nish’s silence. But can Suki stop Nish from digging deeper?

Linda has a lot on her plate during the week in question as, in addition to being concerned about her freedom, she finds out that Gina Knight (Francesca Henry) is in a relationship with Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo).

The revelation leaves the landlady devastated as she comes to realise that Gina doesn’t believe that Dean raped her. She’s not the only one annoyed, as patriarch George is sickened by the news of Gina’s new boyfriend, as is Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) who takes matters into her own hands.

Gina, however, has made her mind up about Dean and thus when he asks her to spend a romantic evening with him she agrees. But the date takes a very dark turn, with Gina finally seeing the rapist’s true colours.

Elsewhere on the Square, Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) is looking for somewhere to live following her split from Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden).

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The matriarch and much-loved character is taken aback when she is offered a temporarily rent-free flat from Nish.

Phil, meanwhile, tries to win back Kat but his efforts fall flat, with Nish ordering the legendary hard-man to leave her alone and, despite Stacey’s (Lacey Turner) pleas, Kat agrees to a date with Nish!

EastEnders airs these scenes between Monday, January 22 and Thursday, January 25 at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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