EastEnders spoiler: The Carters reveal their secrets in explosive Christmas Day episode
Christmas Day starts off on a high note for the Carters before their dark secrets come out
And now bosses have revealed Linda Carter’s rape will be revealed to her husband Mick, played by Danny Dyer, in an explosive episode on Christmas Day.
Viewers know Linda was raped by Mick’s nephew Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo) earlier this year but Mick is still in the dark about the assault.
As these latest spoiler pictures suggest, the Carter’s festive celebration will get off to a merry start.
But things will turn darker as each family member begins to reveal their secrets.
EastEnders bosses say Linda’s shocking rape storyline will come to a head on Christmas Day
Linda isn’t the only one with a bombshell to deliver, as Shirley Carter has yet to reveal she is not Mick’s sister but his mum.
Teasing the Christmas episodes, an EastEnders spokesperson recently said: “Linda has been through the most traumatic experience of her life, raped by Mick’s brother Dean.
“Worried about what the truth will do to Mick and the repercussions it will have on their family, Linda has kept it to herself – but for how long?”
Dean threatens to tell Mick if Linda doesn’t stop talking to Stacey
“Since Mick was born Shirley has been burdened with the secret that she is not Mick’s sister, but his mother. A secret she has been desperate to keep hidden.
“But with all the family gathered for Christmas and a surprise appearance from Shirley’s long-lost mother Sylvie, will Shirley’s shameful secret stay buried?
“As Mick is pulling out all the stops to make the Carter family’s first Christmas in The Queen Victoria perfect, it seems as though the rest of the family are desperately trying to keep their secrets. But with ticking time bomb Dean lurking, the Carters are set to explode.”
EastEnders 65-minute special will air on Christmas Day from 9pm on BBC One.
Life will be forever changed for Mick and Linda once she lifts the lid on her horrific rape