EastEnders' Whitney Dean attacks Lauren Branning after wedding bombshell

EastEnders spoilers follow.

Whitney Dean attacks Lauren Branning in a preview of Tuesday's (May 21) EastEnders episode.

First-look photos from the next EastEnders instalment show the aftermath of Whitney finding out during her wedding that Zack cheated on her with her best friend Lauren.

The preview paints a dramatic picture of what's ahead for Whitney as she ends up physically attacking Lauren on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life.

In Monday's (May 20) episode, Zack was wracked by guilt over his recent betrayal with Lauren and wanted to confess to Whitney before tying the knot.

jack branning, lauren branning and whitney dean in eastenders
Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron - BBC
whitney dean and zack hudson in eastenders
Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron - BBC

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Bianca Jackson was dead set against Zack telling Whitney the truth on their wedding day, warning him he'd missed his opportunity to be honest.

"You’ve had your chance, Zack, so suck it up. You ruin today and I will ruin the rest of your life," she threatened.

In the end, Whitney found out the truth — though not from Zack or Bianca. Foster daughter Britney Wainwright had recently overheard Zack and Lauren discussing their hook-up and couldn't keep quiet any longer.

During the wedding, Britney revealed to Whitney: "He cheated on you. It’s true. Zack slept with Lauren."

lauren branning, whitney dean, zack hudson, eastenders

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The next episode will revolve around Whitney grappling with whether or not to accept Britney's accusations, and what it could mean for her future in Walford.

Viewers know that Shona McGarty will soon be exiting EastEnders — will the shocking betrayal from Zack and Lauren facilitate her departure from Walford?

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer, where most episodes drop early at 6am ahead of their TV broadcast.

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