Eastenders wasn’t short of drama in tonight’s instalment, as Tiffany Butcher (played by Maisie Smith) and Keegan Baker (Zack Morris) fled against the wishes of their family to marry. However, many fans noticed a strange similarity between Tiffany's wedding, and that of her dad Ricky.
Tiffany’s dad Ricky (Sid Owen) drove off to Scotland with Sam Mitchell (Danniella Westbrook) back in 1991, as eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the storyline appeared to be “history repeating itself,” as Tiffany headed up to Scotland with her fiancée.
The pair wed at just 16, the same age as Tiffany and Keegan are in the soap.
One viewer shared: “Don’t think we’re far away from Sam and ricky eloping to Gretna green just as tiff and keegan are about to do the same thing #Eastenders #ClassicEastenders.”
Another echoed: “Haven’t the BBC writers got any original ideas instead of repeating Ricky Butcher and Sam Mitchell’s underage wedding but with his daughter and Keegan? Or for that matter Steve Owen’s death (as will happen next week? #EastEnders”
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EastEnders spoilers: some eagle-eyed fans spotted that Tiffany was following in her dad Ricky's footsteps (Image: BBC)
“Just caught up with last night’s @bbceastenders Isn’t history repeating itself? Ricky and Sam? #EastEnders,” noted a third.
Another asked: “Didn't Ricky butcher and sam mitchell go to Scotland to get married years ago #EastEnders
Sam and Ricky remained married for just a year after they clashed over their different lifestyles, and Sam had an affair leading to her eventually ending her marriage and leaving Walford.
Ricky was last seen on the soap back in 2012, and is currently living in Germany with Tiffany’s brother Liam (James Forde) and his girlfriend Cindy Beale (Mimi Keene).
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