Michael Moon falls victim to arson attack
David Essex is to get his first major 'EastEnders' storyline when his alter ego Michael Moon's business is destroyed in an arson attack
EastEnders' Eddie Moon's business is to be destroyed in an arson attack.
The Albert Square newcomer - played by former pop star David Essex - will be seen enjoying a drink with sons Tyler (Tony Discipline) and Anthony (Matt Lapinskas) after finding new premises for their antiques firm, only for a massive blaze to later destroy their stock.
A source said: "This is a really dramatic plot for David. He can really get his teeth into it. Despite being an Albert Square regular for only a few weeks, he has already started to establish himself as one of the most popular characters in the show.
"Eddie will be seen celebrating with his boys when suddenly he sees his stock go up in flames. Tyler and Anthony try to help but nothing can be done - everything is destroyed. Eddie looks on devastated, his whole life appears to have gone up in flames."
Eddie is convinced his wayward son Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is responsible for the fire because he blames his dad for his mother's suicide - but there is no proof.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "He is determined he knows who is to blame - but is he right?"
The episode will air on BBC1 on July 25.