Queen Vic gets infested with fleas
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 July 2012
EastEnders' Alfie Moon will be forced to close down the Queen Vic after the pub becomes infested with fleas and residents start to boycott it
EastEnders' Alfie Moon will be forced to close down the Queen Vic after the pub becomes infested with fleas.
Alfie and his cheating wife Kat are horrified when the insects move into Albert Square's watering hole as customers start to snub the pub.
So the stressed couple - who are having financial and marriage difficulties - are forced to close down the premises and have the building fumigated.
However, despite costly pest control, residents continue to boycott it and this only adds to Kat and Alfie's troubles.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "This is a huge blow for Kat and Alfie. They've been struggling to make ends meet and lose thousands while the pub is shut.
"They have no idea who brought the fleas in and are determined to get to the bottom of it."
"Residents are scared of spreading the insect invasion to their own homes. Kat and Alfie's relationship has been strained for months and this only adds to their problems."
The scenes will be aired next month.