Martin Fowler quits Walford as pregnant daughter Lily Slater makes a decision in EastEnders

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LILY Slater’s pregnancy was a shock to the system for Martin Fowler.

But the EastEnders market trader considers leaving Albert Square altogether, despite his daughter’s ordeal.

Martin Fowler was furious when he found out his daughter was pregnant

Lily’s pregnancy is taking a toll on him

The young girl makes a shock decision about her baby

Martin (portrayed by James Bye) was fuming when he found out his stepdaughter Lily was pregnant at the age of twelve.

Due to her young age, social services and the police became involved and opened an investigation to prove Lily wasn’t being abused at home.

Hell has broken loose for the Slaters and Martin has another bad surprise for them next week.

In scenes due to air on BBC One, he’s offered a few weeks’ well-paid work in Turkey.

Lily’s pregnancy makes his choice tougher to make as he worries about being far away from her at such a tricky time.

Will he pluck up the courage to tell Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner)?

Martin’s help may be welcome, particularly as tensions arise and escalate at a rapid rate next week.

Although she was initially ready to get an abortion, Lily decides to keep her baby and she’s even taken the responsibility to tell Ricky Jr. he was the father.

Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) finds out that his son is just as adamant on raising the child and has offered to support Lily.

The copper is furious and, while his wife Denise pleads caution, he demands a meeting with Stacey and Martin.

Later on, Denise is at her wit’s end and, sensing her exhaustion, Patrick Trueman recommends she finds someone to talk some sense into Jack.

She thus joins forces with Stacey and the pair try to get Martin to talk to Jack about coming to terms with Lily keeping the baby.

What will Martin decide?

Will he really leave Albert Square temporarily?

Lily kept the identity of her baby’s father a secret until she was cornered by her mother Stacey and grandmother Jean.

She eventually confessed Ricky Jr. was the father of her unborn child but made both women promise to keep her secret.

Off-screen, viewers have been suspicious and believe Lily is lying about Ricky.

Is there still more than meets the eye with Lily’s pregnancy?

Tune in to BBC One to find out.

Ricky has decided to support Lily

Could Martin leave her to cope with the ordeal without him?