27/08/2017 00:01 BST

'EastEnders' Spoilers: Here's A First Look At The Dramatic Gas Explosion Set To Rip Through Walford


‘EastEnders’ bosses have offered a first look at the huge gas explosion set to tear through Walford. 

New pictures reveal the aftermath of the disaster, which will claim the life of at least one resident. 

Martin is unable to find Stacey after the explosion

The locals are gathered in the Square for the Walford In Bloom celebrations, which are soon thrown into chaos when a fireball causes devastation. 

Martin Fowler is seen panicking when he is unable to find pregnant wife Stacey in the moments following the incident. 

There is also worry for the Mitchell family, as they soon realise Phil was near the the site of the explosion at the time - will he survive?

Phil is also missing

‘EastEnders’ bosses are currently keeping the identity of the victims close to their chest, but it has been confirmed at least one resident will not survive. 

The aftermath of the explosion will also expose the dodgy dealings of Max Branning, played by Jake Wood.

Recently, he has been blackmailing his daughter’s boyfriend Steve Beale, who has been faking a brain tumour in order to trick Lauren into staying with him.

Actor Aaron Sidwell, who plays Steven, recently announced he was leaving the soap, making him one likely victim. 

A source told The Sun earlier this week: “It’ll trigger a load of other storylines off the back of it, but the explosion itself will be a major talking point.

“Viewers will be left wondering whether it was set off on purpose or by accident.”

These episodes air week commencing 4 September on BBC One. 

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