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Dean vs Shirley: Can Mick save his mum?!

EastEnders villain Dean Wicks is to be disowned by his family when he attempts to rape Roxy and everyone realises what he’s capable of, but things take a dangerous turn when a vengeful Dean Wicks returns, determined to ruin Mick and Linda’s big day.

When Shirley spots what Dean is up to, she begs him not to ruin the wedding.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Shirley asks Dean why he turned up. Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Things soon turn violent and the pair soon fall into the lake in their struggle.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Shirley begs Dean not to spoil Mick and Linda’s big day. Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Shirley begs Dean not to spoil Mick and Linda’s big day. Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Shirley begs Dean not to spoil Mick and Linda’s big day. Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick runs to find Shirley and Dean and sees them fall into the lake in their struggle.  Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO), Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick runs to find Shirley and Dean and sees them fall into the lake in their struggle.  Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick runs to find Shirley and Dean and sees them fall into the lake in their struggle.  Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick runs to find Shirley and Dean and sees them fall into the lake in their struggle.  Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Shirley tries her best to swim away from Dean, but the first look spoiler pictures appear to show Dean catching up with her.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Shirley struggles to get away from Dean. Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Dean Wicks (MATT DI ANGELO) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Mick runs towards them, and sees them both disappearing under the lake. Desperate to save his mum, he jumps in!

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5202 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick stands by the lake.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5203 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Dean and Shirley thrash about as a terrified Mick looks into the water. He takes a deep breath and dives in.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5203 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Dean and Shirley thrash about as a terrified Mick looks into the water. He takes a deep breath and dives in.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Mick and Shirley swim to the edge and Shirley is helped out. Buster reaches for Mick but Mick goes back out to rescue Dean.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 01/01/2016 - Episode: 5203 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick and Shirley swim to the edge and Shirley is helped out. Buster reaches for Mick but Mick goes back out to rescue Dean.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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EastEnders airs these dramatic scenes in two episodes airing on the 1st January 2016. The first part begins at 6:30pm, and the drama continues at 8pm.

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Tommy Giffen

  • Hit Em Whereithurts

    I hope mick drowns dean