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Paul Coker dies in shock twist, but what’s next for the Cokers?

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Pam and Les Coker’s world came crashing down on them in emotional scenes showing the couple discover their grandson Paul had died.

But how will the retiring couple cope with the unexpected and tragic loss?

Teasing the future for the Cokers, Jonny Labey, who plays Paul, told Digital Spy: “It’s incredible to have a week dedicated to your character. A lot of the really emotional stuff happens after I leave.

“It was quite strange because Lin and Roger were filming a lot of the reactive parts and then coming back to film all the upbeat stuff with me. It was quite odd! But watching Lin and Roger do their scenes was really hard.”

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© BBC / Jack Barnes
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© BBC / Jack Barnes

EastEnders viewers will know Pam and Les tragically lost their son Laurie years ago, and now Paul is gone events seem to be repeating themselves for the pair.

Will Pam and Les retire and move away, as planned? Or will they decide to stay put and not give into Babe’s demands and, as Paul told Les, to be himself.

 EastEnders continues Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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