A nation investigates! And the truth will come out this Christmas (Picture: BBC)
EastEnders is renowned for explosive Christmas episodes, making it a tradition for families across the UK to sit in front of the TV and marvel at how bad the big day can REALLY get.
This year is no different, with the much publicised murder story at the forefront of proceedings.
And show boss Chris Clenshaw, like the rest of the investigating nation, couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store.
Hoping it to be one of the show’s best festive seasons ever, the producer is certainly onto a winner if the build-up is anything to go by.
And he joined Metro.co.uk for a chat recently to dish some details.
‘Absolutely. ‘We’re really thrilled with the buzz that the storyline has created,’ he enthused.
‘That’s what we hoped – we wanted people to chat, we wanted people to speculate, we wanted everyone to come up with their own theories and share those theories with one another.
‘We wanted it to be a storyline that actually brings the fans together, so we’re absolutely over the moon that it seems to be doing that and the fans are enjoying being a part of it.
‘It obviously means that there’s huge pressure to deliver, but Christmas on EastEnders is always spectacular, and I think this year is a real treat. And I think you’ll be guessing right up until the very end.’
Is Linda the killer? (Picture: BBC)
That end is seven weeks away, and those days will be packed with drama as everything ramps up to ensure that the characters involved are at the height of their story strands in time for the colossal reveals.
‘There’s a huge amount that’s in the mix, and it dominates the autumn and the build to Christmas,’ Chris told us.
‘As we build to Christmas, all the pieces will fall into place for what I think is going to be one of our biggest Christmases. What will become apparent is who the potential bodies are.
At the moment, I think it could almost be any man in Walford, but as we head toward Christmas it will become clearer who the final line up of men it could be. There’s lots of twists and turns.’
He added: ‘It is absolutely an ensemble affair. I think sometimes there’s one family that potentially dominates Christmas. Last year it was very much the Carters.
Suki and Denise are two other suspects (Picture: BBC)
‘It wasn’t just the Carters that we saw on Christmas Day, we saw the Mitchells and we saw the Slaters and we saw the Fox/Trueman/Brannings, but it was Mick’s last Christmas and that family dominated.
‘That’s sometimes quite usual of an EastEnders Christmas, but this year we have the six women and therefore we have six different stories which encompass pretty much the entire Square and all of the cast.
‘So it is an ensemble piece and all of those stories start to weave together, knit together and collide.’
In a flashforward episode way back at the start of the year, viewers saw an unidentified dead body on the floor of the Vic, with six shocked women standing around the corpse.
Keanu’s revenge on Sharon has put him in the firing line (Picture: BBC)
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