As fans of EastEnders may know, in forthcoming episodes, cousins Joey and Lauren Branning are set to fall for each other in a storyline that insiders say will be “gripping” viewing for fans this autumn.
And this week, while speaking to Inside Soap magazine, David Witts who plays Joey has revealed that his character falls head over heels for Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) but of course, given they’re related, their love is a very big taboo.
He said, “Joey’s very much under the impression that girls are lucky to be with him. He doesn’t really give them much respect.
“But with Lauren, there are real feelings.
“For the first time in his life, he falls in love with someone – but it’s a girl who’s forbidden. That’s karma for you!”
Lauren and Joey are also set to risk their lives when they take Derek Branning’s car for a joyride, but it all goes horribly wrong when the car crashes through a shop front before bursting into flames.
And it’s actually Derek (Jamie Foreman) who will rescue the pair by dragging them clear of the wreckage before it explodes…
However, Derek is due to face some life or death action of his own when a gang of thugs chase him on foot after a high speed car chase!
The Sun reports, “EastEnders hardman Derek Branning runs for his life from a gang of thugs.
“New snaps of the cast filming on location show Derek, played by Jamie Foreman, fleeing a group of men following a car chase.”
Derek apparently manages to escape the clutches on the gang by getting into a silver Audi and racing away from the scene.
The paper adds, “But it is not known if Derek gets makes it away or not.”
We’ll keep you posted on any updates on that storyline.