George Knight’s secret past revealed as he arrives in Walford in EastEnders

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ELAINE Peacock has been eagerly waiting for her secret partner George Knight to arrive in Walford and move into The Vic with her.

But some Albert Square residents are already familiar with the EastEnders newcomer due to his unexpected past.

George Knight rocks up Albert Square next week

He arrives in the Square with his two daughters

A handful of Walford residents manage to recognise him

What is George Knight hiding?

Linda (portrayed by Kellie Bright) caused commotion when her mother Elaine (Harriet Thorpe) came back to Albert Square with the news that she was the new Vic owner.

Since her return, Elaine has ruffled quite a few feathers and it became clear she’d be joined by a mystery person after she made a cryptic phone call behind Linda’s back.

Coming up next week on BBC One, Elaine’s partner George Knight (Colin Salmon) makes his arrival in Walford with his daughters Anna and Gina (respectively portrayed by Molly Rainford and Francesca Henry) in tow.

The three of them arrive at The Vic and Linda is stunned when George introduces himself as Elaine’s new man.

George informs her they’ve all arrived from Marbella to help run The Vic – which Linda hadn’t been made aware of by Elaine.

Incandescent with rage to realise Elaine had planned to invite her fiancé and his family to join them all along, could Linda exact her revenge?

But Linda is not the only one who could be ready to go head to head with George.

George’s arrival in Walford causes even more of a stir when he’s instantly recognised by Jack Branning (Scott Maslen), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Winston (Ulric Browne) as a championship boxer.

Meanwhile, Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry), who was ready to get his hands on The Vic prior to Elaine’s arrival, learns that George isn’t to be messed with.

But both men soon butt heads – could George have found himself a dangerous rival?

Later on, back at The Vic, George extends an olive branch to Linda and promises her he won’t cause trouble.

Can he be trusted?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Linda isn’t happy to meet George

Can he be trusted?
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