Linda Carter (played by Kellie Bright) has had a tough few months in EastEnders and turned to alcohol to try and cope with the problems her family was facing. However, after a near-death experience at the Thames boat party, the landlady has decided she wants to put her family first and move on with her life with husband, Mick (Danny Dyer).
Last year, Mick suffered from a number of serious health scares while Ollie Carter was diagnosed with autism.
Linda tried her best to keep her family together but found herself relying on alcohol to get her through the day.
When the Carter family realised how dependent Linda had become, it was too late and the landlady pushed her husband away.
In fact, her alcohol addiction even resulted in a series of events that led to her involvement in Keanu Taylor’s (Danny Walters) kidnap plot.
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EastEnders spoilers: Mick and Linda will make a huge decision (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Linda is struggling (Image: BBC)
During the 35th anniversary week, Linda slowly began to realise the true impact her addiction was having on her family.
Despite serving Mick with divorce papers over fears he’d take her son away when the boat crashed, Mick ran straight to her.
Linda had become trapped but luckily the couple freed themselves just in time and are now getting their marriage back on track.
In recent scenes, Mick confessed to Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) that he was considering selling the Queen Vic to help his wife recover.
EastEnders spoilers: Shirley wants to protect Linda (Image: BBC)
The mum of four has since returned to work and began