Chantelle Atkins (played by Jessica Plummer) prepared to leave Walford for good in tonight’s instalment of EastEnders. However, after carefully planning her escape from Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith), her manipulative husband convinced her parents their children wanted to stay with him. But, will the plan the hairdresser had already put in motion lead to Gray’s downfall?
The mum-of-two was thrilled when Gray seemed onboard with her going away with the Taylors.
However, when she left to sort out the final arrangements of her escape plan, Gray began to realise what his wife was up to.
The lawyer spotted Chantelle had tried to pack a box of the children’s keepsake items.
He then quizzed daughter Mia on when Chantelle had organised their trip away.
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When he realised she had been planning it for longer than the Taylors’ trip, he convinced Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) and Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) to let the kids stay with him.
Meanwhile, Chantelle got back in touch with a refuge to let them know when to expect her.
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