EastEnders' Lorna Fitzgerald predicts Ian Beale as Lucy's killer
EastEnders' Lorna Fitzgerald thinks Ian Beale will be behind the brutal murder of his daughter Lucy Beale next week
'EastEnders' star Lorna Fitzgerald believes Ian Beale will murder his daughter Lucy.
The 18-year-old actress - who plays aspiring vet Abi Branning - has predicted the busybody restaurant owner (Adam Woodyatt) will be behind the tragic death of the 20-year-old businesswoman (Hetti Bywater) next week.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, she said: "I'd have to say Ian [is the killer]. I know he's devastated by her death - but I think that's because he killed her!"
Show bosses are keen for the chilling storyline to be as big as the 'Who Shot Phil Mitchell?' plot in 2001, so they are withholding the killer's identity from the cast, crew, and viewers until next February.
Lorna explained: "Everyone at 'EastEnders' is waiting to find out the truth in the same way as the viewers. There was a censored scene in a script the other day, and that put a buzz about the studio."
However, despite the secrecy surrounding the storyline, the brutal murder will give Adam a chance to "shine" following his alter-ego's successful breakdown storyline last year, which saw him flee Walford and return as a tramp.
An insider said previously: "It's been so cleverly plotted that it isn't a typical whodunnit. It's going to be raw, emotional and gritty.
"It will see her dad Ian start to question how well he really knew his daughter as secrets spill out after her death."