Always the quiet ones, eh?
Yeah yeah yeah, we know what you were all thinking. "It was DEFINITELY Bobby Beale who killed Lucy - that shifty little mug. Standing there in his PJs - who the hell does he think he is, eh?" Well we've got news for you: BOBBY WASN'T THE MURDERER!
The real killer has been uncovered with an excellent detective work from YouTuber Martyn Hett. And you weren't expecting that, were you?
Catch the fully live EastEnders episode tonight at 8pm on BBC One.
ALL the murdered 'Enders characters - 30 years of grisly ends!
When Lucas Johnson came to Albert Square, he seemed like a nice religious chap. But he wasn't. Instead, he was a serial killer who went around bumping off numerous folk, including his ex-wife Trina, who he (sort of accidentally) impaled on a rake. Ouch.
Classic case of DON'T TELL THE KILLER YOU ARE ON TO THEM here. Denise's ex thought it was a good idea to confront Lucas over Trina's death. It was actually a really bad idea – Lucas strangled him and buried him in the Square.
We all thought Archie was a silver fox – until we found out he was actually a TOTAL wrong ‘un. After a merry-go-round of dodgy familial relations, he finally got his comeuppance when Stacey Slater introduced his head to the bust of Queen Vic.
It's a dog's life – or death in this case. When the pooch started threatening to dig up Owen's body, Lucas took her for a final walk. In the canal.
Another very bad lad, the seemingly charming Rob wooed Whitney but was soon pimping her out from a dodgy old flat. When she escaped to Southend, he followed but ended up being rugby tackled off the pier by Whit's brother Ryan.
Poor old Hev. Just as she finally found happiness with a new beau, the curly-haired bezzie of Shirl found herself being bludgeoned with a photo frame by Ben Mitchell. RIP.
Mean, moody and, let's face it, pretty blooming bonkers, the conniving boxing club owner fell foul of serial spouse killer Janine Butcher, who quite literally stabbed him in the back.
This dodgy dealer had beef with almost all of Walford, so no one missed him when Ronnie Mitchell decided to bludgeon him with a car boot lid.
Sometime GF of Max Branning and not-very-good copper Emma was close to unmasking the killer of Lucy Beale. Unfortunately, they needed to spin the story out a bit longer so Emma ended up being run over by Roxy Mitchell after Nasty Nick Cotton sabotaged the car, taking her secret to the grave.
Double-crossed his boss Terry Bates to pay for his wedding to Dawn. Terry and his gang beat him to death. Bye bye Jase.
Dramatically collapsing and dying in the middle of the Square, hatchet-faced matriarch Pauline kept viewers guessing for two months before her husband Joe confessed to thwacking her with a frying pan. It’s a miracle it didn’t happen sooner, to be honest.
Mentally ill gangster Danny knocked his brother Jake unconscious and marched Phil and Grant Mitchell into the woods to kill them. But Jake woke up and shot his brother with his own gun, meaning to disable him. Whoopsie!
Egged on by Phil, Dennis beat Johnny Allen almost to death. Almost: Johnny survived and speed-dialled a hitman (later revealed to be Danny Moon) who stabs him to death. At New Year’s Eve!
An affair with Zoe was the last straw for Dirty Den's wife Chrissie. Though Zoe struck the first blow with an iron doorstop, Chrissie delivered the coup de grace. Then buried him (temporarily) under the Vic.
Replaced Jack Dalton as head of The Firm but met his match in Johnny Allen, who he tried to con out of £750k. Johnny pushed him off a motorway flyover. That’ll do it.
Reluctant drug dealer Paul informed on his boss Andy and ended up shot for his troubles by a hit man disguised as a cab driver. Should have got an Uber.
Evil Janine Butcher married the “terminally ill” Barry for his money, then, when she discovered he wasn’t ill after all, shoved him off a cliff and got away with the cash. Poor Baz.
Head of a gangster syndicate called The Firm, he met his end at the end of a gun wielded by Dennis Rickman, who he had previously ordered Phil Mitchell to murder. Which serves him right, really.
Not strictly a murder – Ashley crashed a motorbike that his father Nick Cotton had sabotaged in the hope of killing Mark Fowler. But try telling a magistrate you didn’t mean to murder one, just one.
Eight years after euthanising Willy the pug, Ethel went the same way, her suicide assisted by her oldest friend, Dot Cotton. Karma?
Hapless Arfur was sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, only to get his head bashed in with a lead pipe during a prison riot the day before his release. He died a few days later on the allotment he loved so much…
Much-loved pug Willy was executed on the orders of his owner, Ethel. Well, he was put down. Either way, he died before his time.
Just like Reg, Eddie was killed by Nick Cotton in the progress of a robbery (come on ’Enders, show a bit of imagination). Clyde Tavernier got the blame at first till an eyewitness came forward.
Discovered unconscious in Episode One having been beaten almost to death by Nick Cotton while trying to steal his war medals. Died in hospital before he ever said a televised word.
Steve Owen’s ex blamed him for making her abort their baby; she attacked him with a champagne bottle, he hit her with an ashtray. Steve and DJ Matthew buried her body in Epping Forest.