SOAP fans went wild when HOAR exclusively revealed that Cindy Beale is returning to Walford in upcoming scenes.
Now the plot has thickened, as fans are convinced that Ian Beale’s “dead spouse”. is in fact newcomer George Knight’s missing wife.
Fans think Cindy Beale could be George Knight’s missing wife
Who is Cindy Beale in EastEnders?
Villainess Cindy Beale, played by EastEnders icon Michelle Collins, will be returning to the soap alongside her former husband Ian Beale aka Adam Woodyatt.
Cindy was last heard from in 1998 after she was arrested for her attempted hit on Ian.
At the time, she had been trying to fight him for the custody of their children and had to flee from Walford without her own daughter Lucy.
Cindy had managed to get custody of Lucy, Steven and Peter prior to her arrest but was soon thrown in prison and Ian won full custody of their children.
At the time of her arrest, she was pregnant with her former boyfriend Nick Holland’s child.
Once he realised she was guilty of attempted murder, Nick left her in prison without any money for a lawyer.
On November 5, 1998, Ian received the news that Cindy had supposedly died in childbirth but her daughter, also named Cindy in her mother’s honour, had survived.
Gina Williams, Cindy’s sister, eventually gained custody of her niece.
Regular viewers of the soap are fully convinced that Cindy’s upcoming return coinciding with the Knight’s arrival in Albert Square is nothing short of a hint that they’re all connected.
Who is George Knight in EastEnders?
EastEnders introduced George Knight (Colin Salmon) as Queen Vic landlady Elaine Peacock’s (portrayed by Harriet Thorpe) new life partner.
He has moved into the pub with her, along with his two adult daughters, Anna and Gina, in tow.
Elaine is all loved-up with George (Colin Salmon) and he has made himself at home in Albert Square.
But Elaine’s daughter Linda (Kellie Bright) isn’t sure about him.
Is Cindy Beale George Knight’s missing wife in EastEnders?
From next week (June 5 to 9, 2023) EastEnders is set to drop a hint that Cindy Beale may have a strong connection with newcomer George Knight.
Few clues about George’s life before Walford have been dropped but viewers will soon see his partner Elaine confide in Linda about Gina and Anna’s mother.
According to her, the unknown woman walked out on George and the family nine years prior to their arrival in the Square and she never looked back.
Fans think this is confirmation that George Knight’s missing wife is Cindy Beale.
One clue this could well be true is Gina Knight herself – could she have been named after Cindy’s sister?
To top it all off, Cindy Beale’s EastEnders Fandom page officially describes that she has “faked her death in prison whilst giving birth to her daughter.”