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Whitney and Lee’s relationship is on the rocks

Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) is devastated when her and Lee’s relationship is on the rocks, next week on EastEnders.

When Nancy turns up on Sonia and Tina’s doorstep with all of Whitney’s clothes, she makes it crystal clear that Lee (Danny-Boy Hatchard) is over her.

A guilt-ridden Abi (played by Lorna Fitzgerald) – who has just slept with Lee – finds out that Whitney is planning on leaving Albert Square for good, and runs to warn Lee.

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Lee runs into No.31 and finds Whitney packing her stuff – but he’s quick to explain himself, claiming he just needed time to get his head around her bombshell that she kissed Mick.

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Later, back at the Vic, they announce to the Carters their relationship is back on.

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Nancy and Whitney then have a talk about her and Mick’s kiss.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 23/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 29/02/2016 - Episode: 5237 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Nancy and Whitney talk. Whitney Dean (SHONA MCGARTY), Nancy Carter (MADDY HILL) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 23/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 29/02/2016 - Episode: 5237 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Nancy and Whitney talk. Whitney Dean (SHONA MCGARTY), Nancy Carter (MADDY HILL) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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Poor Whit’s head is all over the place and, just as she goes to talk to Lee about her feelings, he shocks her with a wedding proposal.

EastEnders airs these scenes all next week on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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