EastEnders spoilers: Shirley Carter makes huge discovery about Janine Butcher

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MICK Carter is getting ready to tie the knot with Janine Butcher but his mother Shirley is far from approving of the union.

To make matters worse, the EastEnders tough woman makes a shocking discovery about her future daughter-in-law.

Mick Carter is getting ready to tie the knot with Janine Butcher

But Shirley Carter believes the latter is up to no good

She’s trying to uncover her secrets

Departing actor Danny Dyer has mere weeks left in Albert Square as his character, Mick, is expected to leave our screens on Christmas.

In the meantime, however, the pub landlord is preparing himself for his wedding with Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) and a fresh start away from Walford.

Coming up next week, however, Janine clearly shows she’s upset about moving but Mick reassures her and promises to tell his former wife Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) about their move soon.

But Shirley (Linda Henry) is adamant that Janine is up to something shady, which seems to be only confirmed.

Shirley overhears Janine making secret arrangements on the phone with somebody called Steve and she immediately believes the villain is keeping a secret lover.

There’s more – in later scenes, Janine breaks the news to her daughter Scarlett that they will be leaving the pub.

The young girl is worried that Mick will discover Janine’s lie and their lives will be ruined.

As fans of the London-based program may know, Scarlett is aware that her mother has had a part to play in Linda’s horrific car crash earlier this year.

The pub landlady was framed by her love rival for drunk driving, which led to her being closely observed by everyone around her – and social services.

Yet while Scarlett is concerned Mick may find out everything, Janine stays calm and reminds her that Mick must never find out what she has done.

Unbeknownst to her, a sneaky Shirley has heard some of their conversation.

Later on, Shirley knows she has to get through to Scarlett to know what’s going on.

Unfortunately for her, quizzing the child about Janine’s secret gets her nowhere.

Her curiosity only grows when she spots Janine taking another secretive call.

That same evening, Shirley decides to watch Die Hard and Scarlett is horrified to see the photo of Frankie Lewis, which is proof against Janine, flutter out of the case.

In a flash, Scarlett grabs the photo and hides it in her diary – but Shirley is keeping her eye on her like a hawk.

Could Shirley get closer to the truth?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday.

Shirley tries to get through to Janine’s daughter Scarlett?

Can she stop the wedding?