EastEnders boss addresses fan theory linking Christmas death and new family

A new family will make their debut in Walford next month when the Knights arrive to join new Queen Vic landlady Elaine Peacock in the Square.

The clan haven't even arrived yet but speculation is already mounting on what could be in store for the trio.

EastEnders fans have predicted that they could be linked to the Christmas murder, which was teased in a groundbreaking flashforward scene earlier this year.

Back in February, fans were shown a fast forward clip from Christmas Day with six women around a man's body in the pub.

One male character is going to be killed off during the festive period and Suki Panesar, Linda Carter, Sharon Watts, Stacey Slater, Denise Fox and Kathy Beale are all at the crime scene.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed a new addition to the Queen Vic in the clip – a mysterious knight's costume behind the women. When it was later revealed that the Knights would be arriving, fans quickly began theorising about if the newbies would play a part in the death.

Show boss Chris Clenshaw has now had his say on the speculation.

Speaking to OK! and other members of the press, he said: "Now the knight in shining armour makes sense to everyone. When we shot that scene, the Knights weren’t in the scripts so everyone was speculating."

Linda Carter actress Kellie Bright, 46, added: "Well I walked onto set and there was this b***dy knight, and I went, 'what's that?'

"They were like it's something to do with the new family, and I was like, 'well what's it doing here?'"

Chris then said "that's all I am gonna give you…." possibly hinting that the latest Walford family could be about to be caught up in the drama.

The Knights will arrive on the Square next week when George Knight, played by Colin Salmon, arrives as Elaine's new love interest.

He brings with him his two daughters, Anna who is played by Molly Rainford and Gina (Francesca Henry), as well as their dog Tyson.

In the preview clips, it appears the trio don't arrive with many belongings, but Chris has hit back at that claim.

He said: "I think that it is very clear they've got a couple of bags, but actually, they come with a lot of baggage.

"They’re at the heart of the Square so they have a lot of interactions with most of the community. The community has just lost Lola and so the family are thrust into their world going through that process.

"George very quickly, because he's a former boxer from the East End, strikes up a good friendship with Phil who already knows him.

"It's very interesting territory, people will be wondering if George and Phil are going to be enemies, and whether they're going to fit in with the rest of the community."


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