EastEnders' pregnancy mystery
An Albert Square resident is to learn they are pregnant later this year, with Lauren Branning, Lola Pearce, Kat Moon and Mandy Salter all linked with the news
EastEnders' Lauren Branning could be set for "fireworks" with close pal Whitney Dean if she discovers she is pregnant.
A baby bombshell is on the way for one of Albert Square's female residents, and with Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) desperate to keep her fling with Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) a secret from her pal while supporting her mum Tanya (Jo Joyner) through her cancer battle, expecting a child is the last thing she would want.
A source said: "Given that she's supporting her mum, finding out she's pregnant would be awful for Lauren.
"She slept with Tyler knowing Whitney still holds a torch for him - there'll be fireworks if they're going to have a baby."
Another person who could be hit by the baby news is Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold), who sleeps with Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) as he tries to figure out his sexuality once and for all, and neither teenager is likely to be thrilled at the prospect of being a parent.
The insider added to Inside Soap magazine: "The very last thing that anyone would expect to hear is that Ben has got a girl pregnant. He and Lola are really just messing about - and they soon realise they aren't interested in each other romantically.
"Lola is going to be in for a very nasty shock if she ends up expecting Ben's baby - but Phil might be pleased."
Lauren and Lola are not the only residents being linked with a shock pregnancy.
Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) could find herself expecting again after a one-night stand with Mark behind husband Alfie's back, while Mandy Salter (Nicola Stapleton) could seal her union with Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) with a baby.