Another EastEnders pregnancy
Things are about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Beale family with the news that Lucy is pregnant.
Teenage tearaway Lucy Beale is about to fall pregnant in an explosive new EastEnders storyline.
Dad Ian is horrified - but stepmum Jane, who can’t have kids, thinks it will answer her dream of having a child to spoil.
Lucy, played by Melissa Suffield, 17, discovers she is expecting after losing her virginity. She slept with newcomer Leon Small (Sam Attwater) earlier this year.
Although it’s bad news for Lucy, who doesn’t want to be a gymslip mum, it could be the answer to Jane’s prayers. Her stepmum, Ian’s fourth wife, longs for a baby but had a hysterectomy after Lucy’s brother Steven shot her. Jane, played by Laurie Brett, and Ian (Adam Woodyatt) have since been trying to adopt.
A show insider said: "Lucy falls pregnant just as Jane is desperate for a baby. Jane believes it could be the solution."
Sixteen-year-old Lucy, who has already caused heartache by dating gun-toting Craig Dixon and fleeing home battles her family over what to do.
The source said: "Emotions run high and there are many twists ahead."