With the murder of Lucy Beale due to play out on our EastEnders screens imminently, one of the shows stars, Lorna Fitzgerald, has revealed who she thinks is responsible!
Fans of the hit BBC soap will know how Lucy (Hetti Bywater) is set to be killed by another Walford character later this month in what is being dubbed as the shows biggest who-dunnit since Who Shot Phil Mitchell.
With returning exec producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins being the force behind this powerful storyline we have been warned to expect anything, as the aftermath of the murder exposes a secret life of Lucy’s that nobody knew about.
This leaves the page open for the killer to be just about anyone, with initial suspects being revealed as Max Branning (Jake Wood) and Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) who have both been having secret flings with the troublesome teen.
But surely, and considering Treadwell-Collins vast experience in murder (his first TV job’s was to invent new and inventive ways to kill of victims in Midsommer Murders) both of these two are far too obvious!
And Lorna Fitzgerald, who plays Max’s on-screen daughter Abi Branning in the hit BBC soap, agrees!
In fact rather than think it is her on-screen father who kills Lucy, she thinks it could be the victim’s own father – Ian Beale!
So far much of this storyline have been kept under-wraps, but one thing to repeatedly emerge is how upset Ian (Adam Woodyatt) is when the murder is discovered, but according to Fitzgerald that is more likely to be a sign of guilt, as she has been explaining to Inside Soap magazine!
When asked by the publication who she thinks the killer could be, Fitzgerald replied:
“I’d have to say Ian. I know he’s devastated by her death – but I think that’s because he killed her!
“Everyone at EastEnders is waiting to find out the truth in the same way as the viewers. There was a censored scene in a script the other day, and that put a buzz about the studio.”
Meanwhile on the future of her character’s relationship with mechanic Jay Mitchell (Jamie Borthwick), who fans have seen paying Lola Pierce (Danielle Harold) a bit too much attention recently, she continued:
“I don’t want Abi and Jay to split, as it’s always been the two of them. Sometimes I get too involved. We were filming a scene the other day where Jay had to turn his back on Abi and talk to Lola and even I thought, ‘What are you doing? Stop it!'”
EastEnders continues tomorrow night at 7.30pm on BBC1 / BBC1 HD.