Vanessa Gold’s world is set to fall apart, when she finds out that her fiancee Max Branning has been cheating on her with his ex-wife Tanya.
The brassy blonde – played by Zoe Lucker – is set to discover all about Max’s affair in the next week and when she hears that the ginger car salesman has been sleeping with Tanya Jessop (Jo Joyner) behind her back, she heads straight round to confront the pair and brings the whole situation to a head.
She is furious that she left her husband for Max last year and gave up her lavish lifestyle, only to be cast aside when something better came along.
Zoe said: “Vanessa’s devastated. She’s given up a lot to be with Max – not to mention running around after his kids and keeping his house nice. The whole thing is awful for her, and humiliating.
“Of course, she totally blames Tanya. Vanessa can’t understand how a woman could do such a terrible thing to another woman. She never saw Tanya as a threat, or dreamt she could betray her like she has.”
After having it out with the cheating pair, Vanessa will make her way back to Walford, where she will set about trashing Max’s (Jake Wood) Albert Square home.
Zoe added: “She smashed up Max’s house. Vanessa’s having a breakdown. She’s losing control and doesn’t like being in that position at all.
“She can’t sit back and take it. Vanessa wants to prove to herself and the rest of the world she’s a survivor.”
Zoe is set to depart the show later this year and she admits she is “sad” at the thought of leaving.
She told Inside Soap magazine: “I’ve got three weeks of filming left, and I’m really sad about it.
“The scripts I’m getting right now are fantastic – so I’m really able to strut my stuff as Vanessa.”