07/10/2014 07:27 BST | Updated 07/10/2014 07:59 BST

‘EastEnders' Actress Kellie Bright Praised For Portrayal Of Linda In Rape Storyline

‘EastEnders’ star Kellie Bright has been praised for her portrayal of Linda in Monday night’s show, which saw the Queen Vic landlady become the victim of a shocking attack.

The dramatic episode saw Linda raped by Dean Wicks, and the closing scenes showed a shaken Linda attempting to come to terms with what happened.

Kellie as Linda

The storyline will develop during the coming weeks, however Kellie is already being applauded for her portrayal of Linda and many fans took to Twitter after the episode aired.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that while Dean will “get his comeuppance”, he won’t be standing trial for rape.

In the next few weeks, Linda will struggle to cope as she decides to keep the attack a secret.

Her husband Mick spots that there’s a problem, however, his attempt to get Linda to open up to her mother will ultimately fail.

The plot will continue to develop in 2015 in the run-up to the show’s 30th anniversary week in February.

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