Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) was terrified when she discovered Leo King (Tom Wells) in her house, wielding a knife intent on killing her. In the ensuing struggle Leo ended up dead and his mother, Michaela Turnbull (Fiona Allen) is convinced Whitney murdered him and kidnapped the EastEnders resident in a bid to make her confess.
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Whitney was abused by Leo’s dad, Tony King (Chris Coghill) when she was a child and little was known about Tony’s relationship with Michaela before he dated Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer).
When Michaela first turned up in Walford, she tricked Whitney into sitting down with and discussing Leo’s death.
Whitney felt sorry for her but the grieving mother soon revealed her true feelings and hit out at her son’s killer.
EastEnders viewers know Whitney was subjected to a sinister stalking campaign at the hands of Leo and his death was accidental.
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But Michaela is currently holding the market trader hostage in the hopes she will be able to record a confession to take to the police.
In the latest instalment of the BBC soap, Michaela feigned sympathy to try and get Whitney to confess to Leo’s murder.
However, her plan backfired when she ended up revealing she knew what Tony was capable of.
“Whitney are you okay in there,” Michaela asked. “I’m sorry if I pushed too hard, I think what I’m trying to say in a funny kind of way is that I get it.