Stacey Slater makes shock decision about creepy teacher Theo in EastEnders

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THEO Hawthorne appeared in the Slaters’ lives after giving Freddie closure over his past behaviour.

Charmed by the newcomer, despite his clearly creepy nature, Stacey Slater (played by Lacey Turner) makes a huge decision in EastEnders.

Stacey Slater has been charmed by Theo Hawthorne

She makes a big decision next week

But could she see right through him?

Freddie Slater’s former teacher rocked up Walford earlier this year as part of the lad’s ADHD diagnosis storyline.

Since then, the rest of the Slater family have taken a liking to him, particularly Lily Slater (Lillia Turner) to whom he gave brand new trainers.

BBC One viewers immediately deemed him inappropriate and were convinced he was too good to be true.

They were proven right when it was revealed that Theo (William Ellis) is Stacey’s Secret Cam client.

The creepy character is concealing his identity on the website and asked Stacey to show her face for some extra cash – which she accepted.

But the bap van owner has no idea Theo’s intentions aren’t as pure as he may make them out to be – and the chemistry between them continues to grow

Coming up next week, Stacey’s mother Jean (Gillian Wright) tries to play matchmaker between Stacey and Theo.

Stacey downplays her interest in Theo, but she obviously likes him.

Later on, however, Stacey has misgivings over arranging a date with Theo, but when Martin disapproves, she doubles down on the plan.

She meets Theo at Walford East, and things are a bit awkward – Stacey isn’t feeling a connection.

In later scenes, when Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) asks Theo to be Stacey’s plus one at Kathy Beale’s wedding, thinking she had a great time on the date, her best friend is horrified.

She explains there was no spark on the date, and she even had a dream about former flame Martin Fowler.

Eve wonders if there’s still a future for her and Martin, leaving Stacey thoughtful.

But how will Theo react?

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

Eve Unwin believes Stacey had a great time on her date

But things are soon cleared up for her