EastEnders' Lucy Beale's murder to rival Broadchurch

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 April 2014
Adam Woodyatt

Adam Woodyatt

Lucy Beale's upcoming murder on 'EastEnders' will rival scenes from crime drama 'Broadchurch' according to Adam Woodyatt and Dominic Treadwell-Collins

EastEnders' Lucy Beale's murder plot will rival 'Broadchurch', according to Adam Woodyatt.

The soap star has revealed that his on-screen daughter's murder storyline is expected to be as nail-bitingly exciting as the mystery crime drama.

Adam said: "The executive producer [Dominic Treadwell-Collins] summed it up in one word which sold it to me, and that word was 'Broadchurch'. Hopefully we'll do it even better, because we've got longer to tell the story."

The 45-year-old actor plays Ian Beale and is the only remaining member of the original 'EastEnders' cast, but he's confessed his character will be forced to endure months of grief when his daughter Lucy's body is found dead, as it's been revealed her murderer won't be unmasked until the BBC One soap's 30th anniversary next February.

He explained: "What we've just seen is really just the tip of the iceberg.

"The grief continues - we've just filmed the funeral over the last couple of weeks and that was traumatic."

Lucy (Hetti Bywater) - who has been played by four different actresses - will meet her on-screen death tomorrow night (18.04.14), and Adam says he and his co-stars struggled to film the scenes.

He said: "It was hard. We couldn't read the scripts without crying, to start with. We couldn't get through a line run."

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