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Bobby Beale is sent to boarding school

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Demon child Bobby is on his way out of Walford for a bit and is none too happy about it.

Ian receives Bobby’s acceptance letter.

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After Jane and Ian tell him about his acceptance at the new school, Kathy can see how upset he is about the news.

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jane finds Bobby upset about his new school.  Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT), Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Ian and Jane meet with Doctor Bourne in their efforts to get Bobby settled in.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ian, Jane and Bobby meet with Dr Bourne.  Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON), Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT), Dr Bourne (JANE CUNLIFFE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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The ride to Saint Bartholomew’s Independent School is a sad one for Jane, who we all know, has spent the last year protecting Bobby.

Jane breaks down in tears after she and Ian say goodbye to their son.

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jane and Ian say goodbye to Bobby.  Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON), Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT), Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ian says goodbye to Bobby.  Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON), Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jane and Ian bring Bobby to his new school.  Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON), Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jane and Ian bring Bobby to his new school.  Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT), Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Bobby Beale (ELIOT CARRINGTON) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jane breaks down after saying goodbye to Bobby. Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Jane Beale (LAURIE BRETT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Something tells us that this may not bode well for the other residents at Bobby’s new school.

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Will the youngest Beale end up lashing out at his fellow students? Only time will tell…

EastEnders airs these scenes the week of 25 January on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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