Eliot Carrington told he was Lucy Beale's killer on Monday

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2015
Eliot Carrington

Eliot Carrington as Bobby Beale

EastEnders' Jake Wood has revealed the actor Eliot Carrington wasn't told his character Bobby Beale was Lucy Beale's murderer until Monday (16.02.15)

'EastEnders' actor Eliot Carrington found out on Monday (16.02.15) that his character was Lucy Beale's killer.

Bobby Beale was unveiled as his half sister's killer in last night's (19.02.15) 30th anniversary flashback episode and actor Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning in the BBC One soap, has revealed Eliot, 12, wasn't told until earlier this week that his character was responsible for the murder.

Speaking about the scene in which Bobby is heard telling his adoptive mother Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) that, "She [Lucy] started it. She made everyone unhappy", while Lucy lay dead on the floor, Jake said: "He was incredible wasn't he, Eliot.

"He was amazing, he was like Damien out of 'The Omen'. I was scared, I was scared for myself. It was amazing, he's only known since Monday, I think [that's when] they told Eliot. "He's tiny, I'm not sure exactly how old he is. What pressure for him but he pulled it off massively. He was great. I think he hadn't had much rehearsal because he found out on Monday and I think he'd rehearsed that once or twice."

The 42-year-old actor also revealed Jo Joyner, who returned as his ex-wife Tanya Cross on Wednesday's (18.02.15) episode, was "very upset" about accidentally referring to the character Ian Beale by his actor name, Adam Woodyatt.

Speaking to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1, he said: "She, bless her, was very upset obviously. She's a real pro and takes her work very proudly but she did incredibly well she had about three or four scenes after that and we had some scenes together so we just have to draw a line under it and move on. She still now has no idea where it came from or how it happened."

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