Denise Fox (played by Diane Parish) was horrified when she learned the adoptive parents and sister of her son Raymond (Michael Jose Pomares Calixte) had been killed in a car crash. The family’s next of kin, Ellie Nixon (Mica Parish) had been estranged from her son and was pleased to see Denise by Raymond’s bedside until she grew suspicious of her behaviour. However, should Denise be wary of her son’s adoptive grandmother as a connection to murderous Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet) is revealed on EastEnders?
Ellie welcomed Denise at the hospital when the hairdresser lied about how she knew her son.
Three years ago, Phil and Denise conceived a child after a one-night stand before later agreeing to give the boy up for adoption.
Raymond’s adoptive father kept in contact with Denise over the years with a series of letters but little is known about the pastor or his relationship with Ellie.
The new arrival opened up to Denise and explained she hadn’t seen her “god-fearing” son for some time.
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EastEnders spoilers: Ellie and Lucas could be related (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Raymond lost his family in a horror car crash (Image: BBC)
However, could Ellie be hiding a huge secret about a family member’s influence over her son?
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mica discussed the possibility of Ellie and Lucas sharing a history together.
Mica said: “Lucas and Ellie related? I love it. Look, you just have to sit in front of the TV and watch it.
“It’s a big thing the character of Ellie. She literally comes in with this force like a hurricane and shook up everything. For Denise and Phil, it’s big.”
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