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‘EastEnders' Spoiler: Slater Family Favourite ‘To Be Killed Off' In Emotional New Year's Storyline

28/11/2015 09:32 GMT | Updated 28/11/2015 09:59 GMT

‘EastEnders’ bosses are planning a tearjerker New Year’s plot, and killing off one of the Slater family, according to reports.

If you don’t want to find out who’ll be leaving, look away now…

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The show is well known for its emotional festive episodes, and the drama looks set to continue well into the New Year, thanks to this and the Carter family wedding that’s already been teased by Danny Dyer.

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Derek Martin, who plays Charlie Slater

According to The Mirror, the character we’ll be bidding farewell to is Charlie Slater, and the news comes just months after actor Derek Martin was confirmed to return to the soap.

So far, bosses have remained tight-lipped on what Derek’s return will entail, though it was revealed he would be making a guest appearance, rather than a permanent comeback.

Speaking about his return back in October, Derek stated: “I’m so excited to be coming back into such a big and important storyline and I can’t wait to get stuck in and be back with the family again.”

Kat and Alfie Moon will also be back in the Square for Christmas, before jetting off for Ireland, a time which will be the topic of a spin-off drama.

As expected, this year’s ‘EastEnders’ Christmas is shaping up to be a typically hectic affair, and Charlie might not be the only character leaving the soap in a coffin.

Catch up on all the latest ‘EastEnders’ news and spoilers here.

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