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‘EastEnders' Spoiler: Ian Beale Breaks Down After Lucy's Murder (PICS)

15/04/2014 00:05 BST | Updated 15/04/2014 06:59 BST

‘EastEnders’ is set to be rocked by one of the biggest soap murders in history later this week, when - major spoiler alert - Lucy Beale is murdered.

Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) then has the task of breaking the news to his other children, Bobby and Cindy, who are left devastated by the news.

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Jane helps the Beale family pick up the pieces

The identity of Lucy’s murderer will be kept a closely-guarded secret until February 2015, but there have been plenty of clues as to who the major suspects might be.

Before her murder, Lucy will argue with lover Max Branning and bed Walford newcomer Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard), who’s been a huge hit with the ladies since arriving in the Square.

Last night’s episode (Monday 14 April) saw Max and Lucy have a heated argument and Deano Wicks also returned to Walford.

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Ian’s ex-wife Jane, and his current partner Denise, will both be on hand to help the family deal with their loss.

The funeral scenes won't be shown until May - but you can have a look at all the snaps from the episode's filming here.

Lucy’s murder scenes will be aired on Friday 18 April at 8pm.

Check out all the pics from the dramatic episode below...

'EastEnders': Beale Family Left Devastated After Lucy's Murder

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