EastEndes bosses are promising an unmissable week of special episodes, set over the same 24 hours from a different perspective, as one character plun

Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster

Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster

Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster

Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster

Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster
Major EastEnders character to die in the Thames in devastating 35th anniversary disaster
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A major EastEnders character is set to die in the Thames in during the soap's 35th anniversary spectacular.

One fan favourite will plunge into the iconic river, which has always featured in the show's titles, and tragically lose their life.

EastEndes bosses are promising an unmissable week of special episodes set over the same 24 hours, each from a different character's perspective.

Viewers discovered on Tuesday night's episode that Mick and Linda Carter won the 'pub of the year' competition and as a prize will be bringing their regulars on a free boat trip.

Half of Albert Square will be on the boozy cruise when it ends in disaster - but the writers are keeping tight-lipped on who actually dies.

The iconic river Thames has always been a part of EastEnders in the titles
Linda invites her guest onto the boat after winning 'pub of the year'

A soap source told the Sun : “Where better place for a major death than on the Thames itself, which is so central to the show?

“Trouble has been brewing in Walford for a while, and they decided it was the perfect occasion to see off a big name.

“It’s thought that as part of the dramatic scenes Sharon will give birth on the boat, but she is just one of many who could see themselves go overboard to an icy, watery death.”

EastEnders' Grant (ROSS KEMP) loses control of the car as they speed towards the river with Phil (STEVE MCFADDEN) in the passenger seat in Eastenders in 1999
Phil and Grant famously drove into the river
Sharon will clash with Phil

Tensions boil over on the boat and someone is sent crashing overboard when an incident occurs.

Mick and Linda, who have been struggling to keep their marriage afloat, are at the centre of the drama alongside their guests.

While Sharon is expecting her baby and brings more troubles to the Mitchells during the dramatic day.

Peter Beale is back for the dramatic week

Ian Beale gets a nice surprise when son Peter returns from New Zealand - but Bobby is struggling.

It's not just on the boat where the action unfolds, as Whitney Dean tries to get rid of her evil stalker Leo King.

And there are separate family feuds with the Truemans and the Fowlers during the explosive week.

Linda is back on the booze

Jon Sen, Executive Producer, teased what was going to happen during the 35th anniversary spectacular.

He said: "For the 35th anniversary we wanted to entertain the EastEnders audience on the iconic river which has heralded the start of the show for 35 years.

"This unmissable week of episodes is destined to be exciting, gripping and heart-breaking – it will be a week that will go down in EastEnders history."

It will be unmissable

EastEnders viewers have taken to Twitter with their theories after hearing the exciting news.

One fan said: "So intrigued who this is gonna be, but I’m feeling the tension already. Sounds like a fab anniversary week!"

"Please don’t be ben or callum don’t know how I’ll cope if one of them dies," pleaded another.

A third said: "They’re saying major character which suggests high popularity or long-term... I think it could be Linda to make way for new landlords - and she might be drunk then topple in - it’s her party remember"

*EastEnders airs on BBC One on Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm



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