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Aunt Babe left for dead in vicious attack

Aunt Babe will be left for dead in a vicious attack, but which one of her many enemies has done the unthinkable?

Babe, played brilliantly by Annette Badland, is the character that many fans love to hate. She manipulated Abi into faking a pregnancy and miscarriage with Ben and will also soon manage to manipulate Linda into sacking Abi from her job at the Vic.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 15/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5333 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Abi is horrified when Babe manipulates Linda into sacking her. Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT), Abi Branning (LORNA FITZGERALD) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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After a run in with Claudette following her realisation she was blackmailing the Cokers, Babe becomes more determined than ever to get her way and demands even more blackmail money from the Coker’s. Is it Babe’s greed that causes one of them to snap? Will Claudette be the one to take revenge on behalf of the Cokers?

As Babe closes up The Vic, someone decides it’s the perfect time to take revenge. Who hates Babe enough to want her dead?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Linda is shocked when she finds Babe unconscious. Aunt Babe (ANNETTE BADLAND) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Whitney and Linda are shocked when they find Babe unconscious in the kitchen of the Vic and immediately rush her to hospital.

Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Linda is shocked when she finds Babe unconscious. Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT), Whitney Dean (SHONA MCGARTY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Linda is shocked when she finds Babe unconscious. Aunt Babe (ANNETTE BADLAND), Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Will Aunt Babe survive the attack?

Later, in the market, Linda accuses Claudette of attacking Babe.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Linda accuses Claudette of attacking Babe. Johnny Carter (TED REILLY), Claudette Hubbard (ELLEN THOMAS), Patrick Trueman (RUDOLPH WALKER), Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Linda accuses Claudette of attacking Babe. Claudette Hubbard (ELLEN THOMAS), Patrick Trueman (RUDOLPH WALKER), Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/08/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5334 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 9th AUGUST, 2016* Linda accuses Claudette of attacking Babe. Claudette Hubbard (ELLEN THOMAS), Patrick Trueman (RUDOLPH WALKER), Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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The Carters and the rest of Albert Square will be in shock but with Babe’s list of enemies growing – who is the culprit and will they be caught?

EastEnders airs these scenes the week of August 15 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!

  • Holly Shoare

    It’s only a soap so I can say it, Babe deserves this for everything she has put Pam and Les through. I’ve never taken a liking to Abi and all that stuff was a bit dumb, but all the same Babe has been so manipulative to so many people. And the fact that she could continue after Pam and Les have lost their grandson, she obviiouly has no heart! Unfortunately though I can see what will happen. This attack will bring her sympathy and she will probably get her feet under the table again and it will all get forgotten about. She’s bound to make a full recovery.