While many responded to the ‘big reveal’ by posting memes on Twitter poking fun at the child killer, one Twitter user didn’t find the news quite so amusing.
Bobbie Beale, a teenager from California, received dozens of tweets asking her why she killed Lucy.
Why are 3 people from Scotland that I don't know, tweeting me about killing someone named Lucy...— Bobbie Beale (@BobbieBeale) February 19, 2015
I'm scared for my life about my last tweet— Bobbie Beale (@BobbieBeale) February 19, 2015
The American was so confused she tweeted to say: “Why are three people from Scotland that I don’t know, tweeting me about killing someone named Lucy….” Her tweet has since gained more than 16,000 retweets and 12,000 favourites.
@KeithNicol10 who are you...???— Bobbie Beale (@BobbieBeale) February 19, 2015
@DippyDon_95 ???— Bobbie Beale (@BobbieBeale) February 19, 2015
After a number of confused interchanges with irate British viewers, she tweeted a picture of herself with the hashtag “#IdidntKillLucy”, adding: “Making the best out of the situation by posting a selfie”.
It later emerged that the teenager’s dog is in fact called Lucy.
EastEnders has been celebrating its 30th anniversary with a week of semi-live shows, which will culminate tonight in a fully live episode that will explore the aftermath of the not-so-shocking reveal.