EASTENDERS fans are convinced they’ve worked out the identity of the Christmas killer in a flash-forward scene.
The BBC soap teased a shock killing for Christmas in a flash-forward scene featuring six iconic characters.
Fans think Keanu could be the dead body in Christmas storyline
Or will newcomer Reiss be the victim?
The flash forward scene showed a dead body on the floor of the Queen Vic pub
Denise (Diane Parish), Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), Linda (Kellie Bright), Sharon (Letitia Dean), Stacey (Lacey Turner) and Suki (Balvinder Sopal) were seen standing over a dead body.
Now fans are convinced they’ve cracked who the killer is this Christmas after spotting clues.
One fan theorised: “I’m going with wither Keanu or Reiss as the victim. They both turned up in December last year so could both of had a 12 month contract.
“Reiss could be Keanu’s best man, they may become close over the next 6 months.
“We have already seen Keanu turn to crime to pay for a christening. What is he capable of if he’s got a wedding to pay for.
“Reiss also may get dragged into something dodgy if he has medical bills to pay for his wife.
“With Keanu being a mechanic, maybe he starts messing about with stolen cars.”
Another fan agreed: “That’s not a bad theory.”
A third added: “I’ve said from the beginning I think it’s Keanu. Danny Walters returned at Christmas last year and a one year contract would have him leaving again at Christmas.
“He was quite a random return too so it may have been a case of the producers not wanting to kill off a current cast member and so they brought Keanu back purely to die at Christmas.”
However, one fan pointed out: “Keanu is a good shout but Sharon would surely be more devastated to lose him.”
EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw previously said there were more clues in the Christmas flashforward scene that fans have missed.
He revealed: “I’m not going to give anything away that the episode hasn’t already given, but what I will say is there were clues in there.
“Did you look closely? I urge everyone to re-watch the scene and look at every detail.
“There’s also a few treats in the scene if you look hard enough. What I’d also say is that a lot can happen in Walford between February and December. Circumstances can change, relationships can change, loyalties can change.
“So what you may suspect now could be somewhat different as we make our way through 2023 and head towards Christmas.”
EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday from 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
The six matriarchs will be involved in the Christmas whodunnit storyline