Shirley Carter discovers Ben's murder secret
EastEnders' Shirley Carter will soon discover Ben Mitchell murdered her best friend Heather Trott and her fiance and Ben's dad, Phil Mitchell, helped cover it up
EastEnders' Shirley Carter will soon discover Ben Mitchell murdered her best friend Heather Trott.
The bolshy blonde - who is engaged to Ben's father, Phil Mitchell - has been trying to find out who was responsible for Heather's death ever since she was killed by being hit over the head by a photo frame.
So when she spots the murder weapon in Denise Fox's living room, she tracks down how she manged to get it and all answers point to Phil, leaving Shirley devastated.
But when Shirley (Linda Henry) confides her suspicions to Ben (Joshua Pascoe), the teenager tries to cover up for his dad but he ends up making a huge slip-up.
Linda told Inside soap magazine: "Ben accidentally reveals some information that only the murderer would know. Shirley is in complete shock as it suddenly dawns on her that Ben - the lad who she thinks of as a son and who she's protected for so long - could have done something so horrendous."
Ben Ben killed Heather after hitting her own the head with the frame following an argument but he and dad Phil (Steve McFadden) decided to cover up his involvement.
However, now Shirley knows what happened, it is only a matter of time before he gets find out by the police.
Linda added: "She's faced with the reality of someone she trusted and loved being involved in the crime. I'm not sure she'll be bale to get over that betrayal. The question is: what will she do?"