EastEnders star's baby name confirmed but there's a devastating twist

EastEnders' Whitney Dean's baby's name has been revealed, but there's a heartbreaking twist with the BBC soap gearing up for some explosive scenes next week as Whitney's exit looms. In the upcoming episodes, Whitney and Zack Hudson's wedding day arrives, but it's marred by a shocking revelation as Lauren Branning's secret affair with Zack is finally exposed in dramatic fashion.

As Whitney and Zack are getting ready to tie the knot after welcoming their baby girl, Britney spills the beans about Zack and Lauren's tryst. The pair had been desperate to keep their fling under wraps, but Whitney's stepmum Bianca Jackson was already in the know. Next week, the scandalous secret will be unveiled in true soap opera style, but will Whitney believe Britney?

EastEnders is set for explosive scenes next week ahead of Whitney Dean's exit
Shona McGarty as Whitney Dean in BBC One's EastEnders -Credit:BBC

With Whitney set to leave EastEnders soon, this revelation could be the catalyst for her departure, reports the Mirror. The rest of the week's plot remains largely under wraps, but the BBC One soap has shared an update on Whitney and Zack's newborn daughter. The little one's name has been revealed as Dolly.

Later in the week, following the wedding shocker, Whitney pays Zack a visit as they need to register Dolly's birth. However, there's a heart-wrenching twist when Peach's baby loss certificate arrives in the post. Fans may remember that last year, Whitney and Zack were left heartbroken when they found out their unborn baby girl had Edwards' syndrome. Whitney gave birth to their daughter Peach after deciding to terminate the pregnancy 18 weeks in.

Shona McGarty
Shona McGarty

EastEnders' beloved Whitney will soon be departing from Albert Square, as Shona McGarty revealed she is bidding farewell to the show after a 16-year run. It was confirmed last year that Shona, who brought Whitney's character to life, has decided to leave the renowned BBC One soap, with her final scenes expected to air shortly.

Shona shared her thoughts in an interview with The Sun on Sunday: "I have decided to spread my wings and will be leaving EastEnders. I have loved my years in the show. I have been trusted with some incredible storylines and have made amazing friendships - and family - which will endure."

The actress also divulged more insights about her decision in a chat with Inside Soap magazine: "It wasn't an easy decision because I've made so many friends. I've seen people come and go, and meanwhile, Whitney has been one of the longest-standing characters. I've had so much fun and done so many storylines, some of which have been sensitive, and I've been honoured to be trusted with such heavy stuff, year after year."

"So, I'm going to be sad to say goodbye to my friends and family, but it was right decision for me as I want to do other things. After 15 years, I've had a pretty good run!"