EastEnders accused of recycling plots as Tiffany and Keegan, 16, flee to Scotland to marry exactly like her dad Ricky


EASTENDERS has been accused of repeating itself after 16 year old soulmates Tiffany Butcher and Keegan Baker eloped to Scotland – just like her dad Ricky did.

Longtime viewers of the BBC soap couldn’t help but notice the similarities to the show’s 1991 storyline when Ricky Butcher and Sam Mitchell also ran off to Greta Green to get hitched.

Tiffany and Keegan exchanged vows on Friday night’s episode
The storyline was very similar to what happened with Tiff’s dad Ricky in 1991

And Sam was also 16 when she wed Ricky 18 years ago.

One Walford obsessive tweeted: “Havent the BBC writers got any original ideas instead of repeating Ricky Butcher and Sam Mitchells underage wedding but with his daughter and Keegan?”

Another seconded that with: Dont think were far away from Sam and ricky eloping to Gretna green just as tiff and keegan are about to do the same thing#Eastenders#ClassicEastenders.

On Friday night’s episode, fans saw Tiff and Keegan dash to Scotland with Keegan’s half siblings Keanu and Bernadette to get married away from their disapproving families.

Tiff and Keegan shared emotional vows in front of their families
The official wedding picture
The young couple decided to get wed as they feared Keegan was going to jail
Ricky and Sam’s romance didn’t go the distance – will Tiff and Keegan’s?

The pair decided to get hitched quickly because they were concerned Keegan would face jail time after punching Ian Beale last week.

But after the charges were dropped, Karen, Mitch, Chantelle, Bailey, Jack, Whitney and Sonia raced north of the border to try and stop the nuptials going ahead.

In the end, however, the families gave their seal of approval and the wedding looked like it was going to go ahead without a hitch until they were told the venue was closed.

Luckily, Karen managed to save the day and convince the celebrant to marry them.

The couple couldn’t take their eyes off each other on their big day

And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the young lovebirds tied the knot in front of their nearest and dearest.

In recent weeks, viewers have seen Tiffany and Keegan sleep together for the first time after briefly being thrown off course when Tiff revealed she wasn’t a virgin.

After they did the deed, Keegan popped the question as they made the most of their night in a hotel room, with Tiff accepting in a heartbeat.

Fans will now be hoping that Tiff and Keegan’s marriage goes the distance, as her dad’s nuptials to Sam didn’t.

Sam grew bored of being a young wife and left Ricky in 1993, before he moved on to Tiff’s mum Bianca Jackson.