Honey Mitchell takes on Nish Panesar as his cruelty reaches new lows in EastEnders

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NISH Panesar proves Walford residents his cruelty can reach jaw-dropping levels as Lola Pearce slowly succumbs to her tumour.

But Honey Mitchell has had enough of being bullied by the businessman and his family as takes a stand next week in EastEnders.

Lola Pearce’s life comes to an end next week

All hell breaks loose as Billy Mitchell struggles to cope

Honey Mitchell soon takes action to help him – and stands up to Nish Panesar

Fans of the BBC One drama have all been dreading the inevitable as Lola’s brain tumour has slowly taken over.

However, next week, the reality that Lola is reaching the end of her life is dawning on the hairstylist’s loved ones more than ever before.

Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) calls in nurse Suzanne when his terminally ill wife suffers another seizure.

The mechanic is devastated when he’s told Lola is nearing the end of her life.

Lola’s grandfather Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) panics as he tries to get a young Lexi, Will and Janet out of the house to protect them from what is happening.

His stress levels skyrocket due to the horrifying reality that he’s about to lose his beloved granddaughter and, after a few drinks, Billy has run-in with Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry) who deliberately winds him up.

A raging Billy smashes the window of the Minute Mart until Martin Fowler (James Bye), Honey Mitchell (Emma Barton) and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) physically restrain him.

Things go from bad to worse when Nish demands justice and Phil throws money at him for the repairs.

When Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) arrives to diffuse the situation, Billy accidentally hits him in the face while Nish continues to stir.

A heartbroken Billy is arrested on the spot while Walford residents hurry to Lola’s bedside to say their goodbyes.

The hairstylist soon becomes unresponsive, leaving Jay to take care of her as she drifts in and out of consciousness.

Meanwhile, Honey is desperately trying to get Billy released with the help of the latter’s cousin Phil.

Sadly, Billy may run out of time before he can say goodbye to Lola as Jack explains that he will only be released if Nish withdraws his witness statement and doesn’t press charges.

Aware that Billy and Lola mays miss out on their last moments together, Honey and Phil make it their mission to talk Nish around.

Honey decides to take a page out of the Panesars’ book by digging through the past and using one of Suki’s biggest secrets against her.

Regular viewers of the London-based program will remember that Suki (Balvinder Sopal) and Honey Mitchell have a chequered past.

But will Honey really manage to rattle her?

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

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