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Love is in the Square!: Jay Brown finds a date

Things are finally hotting up for Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) in the ‘love department’ in scenes set to air next week.

His new love interest is Linzi Bragg, played by Amy-Leigh Hickman who some viewers may recognise as Carmen from ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’ and its spin-off ‘The Dumping Ground’.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 02/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 12/02/2016 - Episode: 5228 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jay surprises Linzi.  Linzi (AMY-LEIGH HICKMAN), Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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After a rough start in the cafe when Linzi turns down Jay’s request for a date, they do swap phone numbers and she eventually does agree to go out with him. As it is a bit late to book a restaurant, the lucky mechanic decides to dress up The Arches and woo her with his ingenuity and romantic side. But will his efforts be rewarded?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 02/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 12/02/2016 - Episode: 5228 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jay surprises Linzi.  Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK), Linzi (AMY-LEIGH HICKMAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins promised late last year that Jay would have a huge story line in 2016 and that it would be Borthwick’s biggest ever in the programme – could Linzi be part of this storyline?

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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!