Linda (played by Kellie Bright) has been struggling with alcohol addiction on EastEnders since the middle of last year, with her marriage currently on the line after issuing husband Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) divorce papers. However, the most recent edition of the BBC soap saw her issues come to a head as she became trapped when the couple’s boat party took a deadly turn and the vessel began to fill with water. Cradled in the arms of her beloved, it seemed there was no way out for the iconic characters. It’s yet to be seen if the pair will survive the doomed voyage, but if they do, will the Queen Vic landlady be forced to address her troubles?
The alcoholic has made attempts to seek help for her drinking problem, but believing her family is working against her has pushed her back to the bottle every time
It’s not been enough she has put her son Ollie Carter (Harry Farr) in danger over the past few weeks, in her drunken states she has hit out at best friend Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) and put her marriage on the verge of non-repair.
However, with her latest drunken antics placing herself and her husband in one of the most death-defying moments of their entire lives, will it be enough of a wake-up call?
Actress Kellie, 43, explained Linda is struggling to be around husband at the moment, so if she’s rescued from the unravelling disaster, will some time away from the Square do her good?
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EastEnders spoilers: Linda Carter has been struggling to deal with her drinking issues (Image: BBC)
Speaking to press, including Express.co.uk about her character’s recent troubles, the soap star said: “Linda's in the grip of her addiction, and so everything – the way she's viewing everything – in the outside world is not with any clarity at all.
“And her paranoia and anxiety would just be through the roof at the moment and she’s also looking for the reason to drink in everything.
“And so, it’s the perfect excuse and actually, of course, her feelings for Mick are real