Linda Carter rages as George Knight arrives at The Vic in EastEnders

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ELAINE Peacock returned to Walford and took control over The Vic to help out her daughter Linda Carter.

But when her mother’s secret partner George Knight makes his EastEnders debut, the pub landlady is far from pleased to see him.

George Knight arrives in Walford next week

He brings his daughters with him

But could it cause a rift between Linda and her mother Elaine?

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.

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.

He assures her that all he wants is to build a great life with Elaine and his daughters.

Could there be more to George than meets the eye?

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

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