Sunday 22 October 2017

Eastenders Live - Character returns to set fire to The Vic, days after real life set fire, and killer is revealed

Lucy Beale in EastEnders
Lucy Beale in EastEnders
The blaze, in one of the houses on the set at Elstree Studios, is believed to have been started accidentally by a firework and will not affect this week's 30th anniversary celebrations. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue/PA Wire
The blaze, in one of the houses on the set at Elstree Studios, is believed to have been started accidentally by a firework and will not affect this week's 30th anniversary celebrations. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue/PA Wire
Nick Carter and Peggy Mitchell go head to head at the Vic. Kind of.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A returning character is set to try to burn down the Queen Vic in Eastenders tonight - just days after fire broke out for real on set.

It has been one of the most dramatic weeks in Eastenders history so far as elements of every episode this week are broadcast live and the 'Who killed Lucy?' storyline reaches its climax.

To add to the pressure, a real fire broke out on the set at Elstree Studios caused accidentally by a firework.  The blaze required the services of firefighters.

*Warning - spoilers*

Tonight viewers will finally find out who killed Lucy.

Also in the episode Dean Wicks returns to Walford intent on revenge.  He ends up in the pub's barrell store where he holds Nancy Carter (Maddy Hill) hostage while her father Mick (Danny Dyer) tries to intervene.

The week has seen two instances of actors fluffing their lines.  Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning, caused consternation amongst fans on Tuesday when he told his on-screen daughter Abi: “She knows whether you killed Lucy”.

However, many viewers thought he had said "who" instead of "you".  He later took to Twitter to confirm he said, "you".

And last night, actress Jo Joyner accidentally said “How’s Adam?”, referring to the actor Adam Woodyatt who plays Ian Beale.

READ: EastEnders Live director reveals challenges of filming without telling actors the plot

Despite the issues, Eastenders Live kicked off with a whopping 9m viewers on Tuesday night.

Eastenders Live marks the soap's 30th anniversary and culminates on Friday with a fully live episode.

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