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Has Claudette Hubbard killed Gavin Sullivan?!

The most recent EastEnders trailer promised us ‘the mother of all Mother’s Days’ and it looks as though we won’t be disappointed. Holidays are never really reasons to celebrate in Walford..

While we still aren’t sure exactly what hold Gavin has over Claudette; we have seen him threaten to expose her ‘secret’ if she doesn’t meet his demands. Does this mystery revolve around Vincent’s father’s murder?

Gavin (played by Paul Nicholas) visits Claudette and continues to blackmail her for more money.

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Claudette will throw all of her motherly instincts out the window in a fit of rage as she grabs one of Kim’s prized candlesticks and tries to get Gavin out of her life once and for all.

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EastEnders bosses have promised that “all hell will break loose” as Claudette and Vincent find themselves in the middle of a vicious blackmail plot.

Has Claudette killed Gavin?!

Later, in what appears to be the basement of 1 Albert Square, things go from bad to worse for the Hubbard family when Vincent learns that his mum has tried to steal money from him in the hopes of convincing Gavin to leave Walford with her secret intact.

Claudette tells Vincent some hurtful truths, leaving him shocked to the core.

“You will see a lot of stuff unfold between Vincent and his mum definitely,” Richard recently told Metro. “It’s something that the audience, without realising it, has been waiting for.”

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However, Vincent soon realises there is far more to the story than previously thought.

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As Patrick makes him way down, he is caught up in all the commotion.

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Mother’s Day will be a day of reckoning in Albert Square. “Things take a sinister turn, changing the Hubbard family forever,” said an EastEnders source. “Will all come out alive?”

EastEnders airs these scenes Monday the 7th March at 8pm, Tuesday the 8th March at 7.30pm, Thursday the 10th March at 7.30pm 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!