Aunt Sal (Anna Karen) returns to EastEnders next week for a Mitchell family gathering, however it emerges that she’s got something else on her mind…
Sal pays Albert Square newcomer Claudette Hubbard (Ellen Thomas) and warns her that she knows her secret.
Ellen Thomas, who plays Claudette, told Inside Soap: “I can’t wait for you to find out what little old Claudette has been up to. She thinks the past is long dead and buried – but unfortunately for her, some people return to dig it all up again.
“When she was younger, Claudette was around Walford at the same time as Peggy Mitchell and Aunt Sal. There are a lot of things that went on in those days that come back to haunt her. Let’s just say that Aunt Sal Martin knows Claudette Hubbard of old very well indeed!”
Thomas continued: “Christmas is magic. We’ve been filming some scenes recently that are off the hook. All I’ll say is fasten your seat belts, because it’s going to be a very bumpy ride.
“The scripts are real page-turners. After the cast received them, we were all phoning each other up saying: ‘Have you read them yet?’ Believe me, the audience is going to be very surprised.”
EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, November 26 at 8.30pm on BBC One.