Denise (played by Diane Parish) has had quite the turbulent time on EastEnders since she rocked up in Walford back in 2006 as a new matriarch to establish roots on the Square. Since then, extended family members have arrived as well as some unwelcome characters from her past in the form of her children’s fathers, Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet) and Owen Turner (Lee Ross). The character has also given birth to a son called Raymond and given him up for adoption as well as facing a whole array of financial troubles. Just as she has her feet firmly back on the ground, upcoming scenes on the BBC soap will see her relive one of her darkest moments as her history is revisited, but will newcomer Ellie Nixon (Mica Paris) arrive with some more daunting news for her?
Libby Fox’s (Belinda Owusu) father Owen made Denise’s life hell when he arrived in Walford shortly after her introduction.
However, his story came to an end when Chelsea Fox’s (Tiana Benjamin) father murdered him when he became obsessed with his daughter’s mother.
Lucas also tried to kill the mother of his child, but his plan was dramatically thwarted back in 2010 which led to his original exit from the weeknight serial drama when he was sentenced to time in jail for his crimes.
Only four years ago, he was reintroduced as part of a prison break plot to reunite with the beloved soap character, one for his efforts to prove fruitless once more.
At the time, he told his former lover “he needed her to survive” to which she told him never to contact her again so if his death is announced in the coming weeks, it could be down to his sister to do the job.
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EastEnders spoilers: Denise Fox's life turned upside down as she learns of 'tragic death' (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Denise Fox was tormented by her ex-husband Lucas Johnson (Image: BBC)
It has not been revealed whether Lucas’ character is being brought back or if newcomer Ellie has any connection to him, but the latter will be a figure from Denise’s past likely to cause ructions.
Speaking about the new storyline for the hair salon owner, Executive Producer Jon Sen told Express.co.uk and other publications: “Obviously we've been kind of desperate for big stories for the Trumans’ and we’ve got a great story coming up for Denise.”
Explaining more details about Ellie’s link to the already established character, the soap boss added: “That’s part of