An American YouTube vlogger has published a video exposing EastEnders as “fake and scripted” after apparently believing the soap’s live week episodes were a reality show.
BradTheLadLong said he was “shocked” by the murder of Lucy Beale, questioning why producers had not called the police to have the culprit arrested.
He added: “Basically it’s kind of like a reality TV thing…sometimes it seems quite forced and the actors and actresses are putting stuff on to get extra TV time so you’re a bit like: Hm, is that actually happening?”
Viewers have questioned whether “Brad” really believed EastEnders was a reality show or whether he was trying to get more views on his channel by “trolling” fans.
His other videos have covered subjects as diverse as Justin Bieber, coming out as asexual and a “dead friend coming back as a fly”.
“I don’t understand why the police wasn’t called about it,” Brad said in his EastEnders vlog. “It kind of seems fake the fact that the police wasn’t called about it and it was on TV…why didn’t the producers or actors call the police? Surely there’s something illegal about that.”
EastEnders Live Week
EastEnders Live Week
Kathy Beale (played by Gillian Taylforth) surprises Phil Mitchell (played by Steve McFadden) by returning to Walford, despite having been apparently killed in a car crash
Phil Mitchell (played by Steve McFadden) in confrontation with his newly returned ex-wife Kathy Beale (played by Gillian Taylforth)
Bobby Beale, 12, (played by Eliot Carrington) stands holding a music box as he is revealed to be his half-sister's killer
Kim Fox (played by Tameka Empson) goes into labour, assisted by Sonia Fowler (played by Natalie Cassidy), Tina Carter (played by Luisa Bradshaw White) and Denise Fox (played by Diane Parish)
Tanya Branning (played by Jo Joyner) has a heart-to-heart with Max Branning (played by Jake Wood)
Jane Beale (played by Laurie Brett) is shocked at what she sees
Dot Branning (played by June Brown) is driven away after confessing to the murder of her son Nick
Jane Beale (played by Laurie Bret)t tries to calm down Cindy Williams (played by Mimi Keene)
Ian Beale (played by Adam Woodyatt) holds on to the picture of his family on his doomed wedding day
Ian Beale (played by Adam Woodyatt) is stunned by Peter Beale's (played by Ben Hardy) accusations. Scene also includes Cindy Williams (played by Mimi Keene) and Jane Beale (played by Laurie Brett)
Brad claimed not to understand why the “killing” had not been on the news before claiming to have found a “slip-up” showing it had never happened.
“I did see one slip-up either by the producers or the actors which makes me think it could be a little bit fake,” he said.
“This girl was meant to have been killed like a year ago.
“It doesn't make much sense if you think about it and you’re clever like me and you watch back the series…I’ve really done my research and really dug deep.”
After speculating that Lucy had “pretended” to die last year for more airtime, he ended the video by calling on someone to put a stop to EastEnders’ “extremely illegal” crimes.
The character was found dead on the fictional Walford Common in April 2014 and the plot culminated during the live week marking the show’s 30th anniversary.