Stacey Slater makes horrifying discovery in EastEnders

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STRAPPED for cash, Stacey Slater is doing whatever she can to keep her family and business afloat.

However, a shocking discovery profoundly rattles her next week in EastEnders.

Stacey Slater is struggling to make ends meet

She wonders how Freddie can be so flush

She soon makes a shocking discovery about the lad

The bap van owner portrayed by Lacey Turner has been adamant on supporting her twelve-year-old daughter Lily throughout her surprise pregnancy.

Unfortunately, this comes at a huge cost and Stacey is desperately trying to make ends meet.

This has led her to steal a whopping amount of money before eventually returning it out of guilt in recent scenes of the BBC One soap.

Despite the help provided to her, particularly by Martin Fowler who left the Square for a job in Turkey, Stacey still finds herself in a tough spot next week.

To make things worse, she’s facing a horrific discovery about her cousin Freddie Slater (Bobby Brazier).

It all begins when she begins to wonder how the lad is so flush, while she’s struggling to keep her finances in check.

Later on, she and Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) interrupt a clandestine meeting between Freddie and Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley) in the launderette back room.

The pair get more than they bargained for when it’s revealed that Freddie has been in cahoots with a loan shark named Shiv.

Stacey finds herself having to help Freddie pay off the loan shark.

She’s relieved to have the cash for Shiv but when she pays him, the criminal demands another £200 by the following day and threatens violence.

Stacey grows increasingly desperate as she’s nowhere near being able to pay what Shiv is asking for.

Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) comes up with the idea to raid Big Mo’s stock of wedding dresses.

But when Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) turns down the chance to be his glamorous assistant, Linda Carter’s name is thrown into the mix, believed to be the perfect fit.

Although the Vic landlady played by Kellie Bright isn’t in the mood, watching Alfie crash and burn with some ill-judged banter convinces her that he needs the help and she soon gets involved.

Time is ticking to Shiv’s deadline and Stacey is more terrified than ever for her and her family.

Is there serious trouble looming on the horizon?

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

Stacey is trying to support her daughter Lily

But how will she make ends meet?
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