Lucy Beale to split Lauren and Joey
EastEnders' Lucy Beale spikes Lauren Branning's drink with vodka in a bid to end her relationship with Joey Branning
EastEnders' Lucy Beale spikes Lauren Branning's drink in a bid to end her relationship with Joey Branning.
The devious blonde (Hetti Bywater) is determined to win back her former flame, so thinks getting her love rival (Jacqueline Jossa) drunk - after she has pledged to stay sober following a row - is the perfect way to do it.
Hetti explained: "When Lucy volunteers to get the drinks in, Lauren insists on an orange juice - so Lucy drops a shot of vodka in secretly. She keeps doing it and it's not long before Lauren's drunk. She starts mouthing off and Joey's not happy."
Lucy's plan seems to work, as Joey (David Witts) dumps Lauren - even though she insists her pal is to blame - paving the way for them to reunite.
Hetti added to Inside Soap magazine: "Lucy's ecstatic that her plan has worked. And when Joey confrotns her about Lauren's accusation, Lucy just denies it, implying that Lauren has got major issues. Joey refuses to believe Lauren, so as far as Lucy's concerned, Lauren is out of the picture - which means she's closer to getting Joey."