EastEnders Boxing Day Spoilers: Devastated Joey leaves Walford, but will Lauren go with him?! (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

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The drama in Walford continues on Boxing Day when, in light of recent events, Alfie is hopeful that the sale of The Vic has fallen through…

But his hopes are dashed when Phil tells him he has to be out by midday, so with the support of the locals, Kat and Alfie move back to No 23, and during the move, conversation is rife about who’s brought the pub. Meanwhile, a hung over Shirley’s mood is quickly lifted when she receives a mysterious phone call…

Wanting to thank everyone for their help, as well as to make as much money as they can before they’re thrown out, Kat and Alfie run a cheap bar in The Vic. However, when Phil hears about this, he tries to throw everyone out, but Shirley isn’t budging.

Phil’s firm, telling Shirley to leave, but they’re interrupted by the arrival of Mick and his family and Shirley takes great pleasure in announcing that Mick is in fact her brother.

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Elsewhere, Joey warns Max to keep an eye on Jake, making him wary. Max later follows Lauren and soon finds her in a compromising position with Jake. A horrified Lauren looks on as Max warns Jake he’ll make sure he loses everything unless he ends their relationship immediately, leaving Lauren heartbroken.

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Meanwhile, a disappointed Joey is devastated to discover that Alice may not be released from prison, and later, Joey tells Lauren there’s nothing left for him in Walford so he’s leaving. However, he adds that he wants her to come with him. Will Lauren go?

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Across the Square, Bianca’s heartbroken after ending her relationship with Terry, who tries to make amends, but Bianca isn’t having any of it.

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Also, Ian despairs when he sees how close Peter and Lola are, and he tries his best to get Peter to end it, but Peter refuses. Peter then pushes his father as to why he must finish with Lola, and discovers it’s all down to Phil. But will Peter end his relationship to save Ian?

Here’s a look at what’s coming up at Christmas…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.