EastEnders: More details about Heather Trott’s death, and watch her murder trailer!

As fans of EastEnders will know, in next Monday’s episode, poor old Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) will meet her end at the hands of Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) and his dad Phil (Steve McFadden) will help his son hide the evidence that he’s a brutal killer.

Things go fatally wrong for Heather when Ben confronts her in a rage, believing she told the police that he lied about his dad’s involvement in Stella Crawford’s death…

As Heather denies everything – and Jay (Jamie Borthwick) tries to calm Ben down – the nutcase teen will grab a photo frame and hit Heather over the head with it.

A horrified Jay can only watch as Heather falls and hits her head on a kitchen worktop. She then falls to the floor, fatally injured…

Ben and Jay rush out of the flat to find Phil – who’s recently been freed from prison – who sets about covering up the crime so that it looks like a burglary gone horribly wrong. And all the while, Heather’s little son George is in his cot in the next room.

Back at the Arches, Phil comes up with an alibi for Ben and Jay, telling them to claim they’d been at the garage all night working on a car. They agree, and Phil then tells them to dump their clothes and the photo frame in the canal…

However, Ben keeps Jay’s hoodie, which is blood splattered, no doubt hoping to frame him for the crime, should the need arise.

But when Shirley (Linda Henry) finds Heather’s body, she of course immediately calls the police, who later take Ben and Jay to the station for questioning. Ben’s completely calm, but poor Jay – who’s traumatized by what he saw – isn’t holding it together well at all.

And to make things worse for Jay, the police already suspect that the burglary was staged, so they haven’t fallen for that motive in Heather’s death.

Here’s the newly released BBC trailer for the dramatic storyline…

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.