EastEnders 'surprise' exit 'sealed' as fans 'work out' prison twist for fan favourite

EastEnders fans are predicting a surprise exit for a much-loved character from Walford.

Recently, Harvey Monroe (played by Ross Boatman) struck up an unexpected friendship with mysterious newcomer Maya Houssain (Bharti Patel), bonding over their shared love for Tottenham Hotspurs.

As their friendship blossomed, Harvey began lending money to Maya, who claimed to be a widow struggling financially. However, many viewers were suspicious of Maya's story.

This week, the truth was finally unveiled in episodes available on BBC iPlayer. After discovering Maya's actual home address, Harvey was taken aback to find a distressed man with an eyepatch inside the house.

Harvey then found out that this man was none other than Maya's husband Abdul. Maya confessed that Abdul had been attacked by Harvey's son, Aaron Monroe (Charlie Wernham), reports the Daily Star.

Long-time viewers will remember that Aaron was part of a dangerous far-right gang a few years ago. The group carried out several horrific racially motivated attacks.

When Abdul was attacked, Harvey provided Aaron with an alibi, allowing him to escape punishment for his heinous crime. Tormented by his past actions, Harvey confessed to Jean Slater (Gillian Wright).

Now, fans are worried that Harvey might admit to giving a false alibi - which could lead to him being sent to prison in a shocking plot twist.

On an EastEnders fan forum, speculation is rife about Harvey's future. One viewer pondered: "Is Harvey leaving? Having him confess and receive a jail term for perverting the course of justice would be an easy exit."

Another fan responded with concern: "I hope he doesn't get a jail term. It'd be incredibly unsatisfying knowing that likeable characters like he and Rocky are in prison, whilst people like Karen (and many others! ) are allowed to get away with their crimes."

A third fan expressed their opinion: "There are far worse characters than Harvey to get rid of, would be a slap in the face if this is his exit story."

Meanwhile, another added fuel to the fire: "Why is it I have a feeling we're getting a surprise departure from Harvey either tomorrow or next week? ".

And one eagle-eyed fan noted: "Just double checked and we're coming up to the three year anniversary of his debut in a couple of weeks, so this feels like the end of a contract."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer