Peter Beale's shock engagement

EastEnders' Peter Beale is about to show his ''rebellious side'' when he makes a shock proposal to girlfriend Whitney Dean

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Thomas Law and Madeline Duggan

Thomas Law who plays Peter Beale

EastEnders' Peter Beale will show his "rebellious side" when he proposes to Whitney Dean.

Actor Thomas Law - who plays the loved-up teen in the BBC One soap - admitted his father Ian (Adam Woodyatt) is not happy when he tells him he plans to tie the knot with wild Whitney (Shona McGarty).

He explained: "There's a very funny scene where Ian actually tells Whitney that she's a walking sexually transmitted disease! Peter obviously doesn't agree and thinks Ian's being nasty. Ian's convinced his son is making a big mistake, though.

"I guess this is Peter's first attempt at going against his dad. He's been controlled by Ian for so long that this relationship with Whitney is his only way of showing his rebellious side."

Despite his 'EastEnders' alter-ego being very much in love, Thomas admits Peter and Whitney aren't a good match in the romance stakes.

He added: "I don't get why Peter wants Whitney. But he has her best interests at heart in everything he does. At times, it does get a bit too much. He's oblivious to the glaring fact that she's just not that into him!"

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