It was announced last night that one of the most talked about soap stories of the year is going to come to an end next February in a pretty spectacular fashion. To mark EastEnders 30th anniversary, the soap is set to air a week of live episodes, one of which will finally reveal Lucy Beale's killer. FINALLY!
The show made a similar move in 2010 to mark their 25th anniversary, airing a full half hour live episode where young Bradley sadly died and Stacey admitted to killing Archie Mitchell.
This time round, there will be one full live episode, and 'live elements' in the rest of the week's episodes. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said; "BBC One will bring the nation together to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders by going live across the anniversary week. Next February will mark a massive event on the channel by creating the ultimate 'doof doof' and finally reveal who killed Lucy Beale."
Exposing the killer in a live episode will also mean that the cast or crew won't know who it is until the very last moment - the drama of it all! Lucy Beale was murdered last April on the soap and since then, a rake load of people have been placed on the suspect list, leaving all our heads spinning trying to guess who it could be. We do know howver that there would be a huge twist on New Years Day that would narrow down the list of suspects cosiderably.
BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson said: "After a captivating year of drama in 2014, EastEnders will top this in February 2015 with the most ambitious anniversary any soap has attempted. Live week allows us to keep loads of secrets from the cast, crew and the audience until the very last minute. With shocking reveals and unguessable twists it's going to be a week that will change Albert Square forever."
Only four months to wait!
Wait... FOUR months? Tut.