Christmas 2015 Spoilers

Stacey Branning gives birth to a son

Stacey Branning gives birth, this Christmas on EastEnders.

It’s been a stressful few weeks for Stacey Branning. Carmel has figured out that is it Kush and not Martin who is the father of Stacey’s child; the mysterious Kyle is back and has been following the mum-to-be again and Jean is back in Walford with the answers for her daughter about the ever elusive ‘mystery key’.

And so begins another highly dramatic story line for Stacey when her waters break while she and Martin are in the flat, although it isn’t until later that her actual contractions begin.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 24/12/2015 - Episode: 5196 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Stacey has contractions while watching the nativity play. Shabnam Masood (RAKHEE THAKRAR), Tamwar Masood (HIMESH PATEL), Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER), Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

It somehow seems fitting that Stacey goes into labour during the nativity play. It isn’t long before the baby is born with half of Walford in attendance! Mother and child are taken to hospital but Stacey and her newborn son are soon released.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 24/12/2015 - Episode: 5196 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Stacey's baby is born. Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE), Arthur, Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Stacey returns to Walford with her bundle of joy and Rebecca, Sonia and Tina are there to welcome her home and meet the baby as she steps out of the cab as a proud Martin looks on.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 25/12/2015 - Episode: 5197 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Stacey gets out of the cab with a baby carrier. Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 25/12/2015 - Episode: 5197 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Everyone meets Stacey's new baby. Sonia Fowler (NATALIE CASSIDY), Rebecca Fowler (JASMINE ARMFIELD), Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 25/12/2015 - Episode: 5197 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Everyone meets Stacey's new baby. Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER), Rebecca Fowler (JASMINE ARMFIELD), Sonia Fowler (NATALIE CASSIDY), Tina Carter (LUISA BRADSHAW WHITE), Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Secrets never stay hidden for long in Albert Square and we’re left wondering when the truth about the baby’s father will be revealed and what these consequences will mean for Stacey. With rumours about that she tries to leave Walford in the new year in her Uncle Charlie’s cab–this can only be the beginning of what will surely lead to more heartbreak. As of now, EastEnders bosses aren’t giving anything away!

EastEnders airs these scenes on the 23 and 24 and in a hour long episode on the 25th of December on BBC One and BBC One HD.

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!