When a child is accused of killing his older sister live on national TV, the Brits decide to laugh.
Eliot Carrington (Bobby Beale) walking in to school Monday like... pic.twitter.com/m4EDX09r5c— (@JakeobLewEditz) February 19, 2015
From bobby Beale to Bobby Shmurda real quick pic.twitter.com/LrbwRYVGs6— Jimmy Hackett (@jimmy_hackett) February 19, 2015
Bobby Beale is innocent. He never juiced. pic.twitter.com/nTbKknx3Mo— David (@akawhatadave) February 19, 2015
Bobby Beale was the bookies’ favourite to have committed the crime after Lauren Branning revealed that she knew Lucy was killed at home in a letter sent to Jane before her wedding, putting family members in the spotlight.
Ian Beale’s new wife Jane was also thought to be a favourite after she failed to attend Lucy’s funeral.
Last night’s big reveal was broadcast in a semi-live episode as part of EastEnders’ 30th anniversary celebrations.
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)
Tonight the aftermath of Bobby Beale’s crime will be explored in the first entirely live show to round-up the anniversary week.
The year-long mystery surrounding Lucy’s death is the soap’s biggest whodunit for years, following ‘Who killed Archie’ in 2009 and ‘Who shot Phil Mitchell’ in 2001.