Ian Beale's mystery woman
EastEnders' Ian Beale will get with a mystery woman in a bid to make his estranged wife Jane jealous, although it later emerges she is an escort
EastEnders' Ian Beale will get with a mystery woman in a bid to make his estranged wife jealous.
The weedy businessman (Adam Woodyatt) is hoping for a reconciliation with Jane but his plans are dashed when he sees her kissing another man in the Queen Vic, so he embarks on a relationship with newcomer Jeanette to show Jane what she's missing.
However, when he does bump into Jane (Laurie Brett), she is more interested in sorting out an amicable divorce so Ian does his best to make her more jealous.
An insider said: "Jane seems cool about Ian's new love interest. So he ups the ante by parading Jeanette around."
But he is left embarrassed when Jane starts chatting to Jeanette and finds out that she is actually an escort and their split turns very bitter.
A source added to Inside Soap magazine: "Things descend into a petty game of tit-for-tat. Ian stops Jane's bank card, so she takes some money out of the café till. Then Ian tells her that she can consider it her severance pay, as she's fired."
But Jane doesn't take things lying down and changes the locks on the family home and refuses to let him in until he gives her the bank card back.
The insider continued: "Ian obviously still loves Jane and that's why he's so angry. If only he could admit it instead of acting like an idiot! At this rate, he's in danger of pushing Jane away for good."