Former EastEnders star Emma Barton admitted that the identity of Lucy Beale’s murderer remains one of the soap’s closest ever guarded secrets.
The unknown assailant will be announced tonight as part of the show’s 30th anniversary celebrations, which has been marked with a succession of live recordings of the show.
Emma, who played Billy Mitchell’s wife Honey between 2005-08 with a fleeting appearance in 2014, believes the show’s writers have played the whole storyline perfectly.
“I’ve only just caught up on the show and every time I have guessed the murderer, I have been wrong!” laughed the actress who is currently starring as Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors.
“The writers have done amazingly well to keep the storyline so well guarded.
“I think only two people know the killer’s identity, but all will be revealed tonight.”
So well protected is the murderous character from the cast and public alike, Emma joked that it could even be Honey, who is currently living overseas in Canada.
“I would love to come back and do the show again,” Emma told SW Londoner.
“I’ve had a great career in acting but EastEnders remains one of my fondest memories.”
“To be involved in such an iconic TV series was such an honour, and the live week celebrations prove how big the show is.”
The Lucy Beale whodunit storyline has been running since Good Friday last year, captivating audiences with twists and turns before this week’s special live week.
Betting shops and social media have gone into meltdown over the story, with millions of pounds reported to have been spent in bookies across the country.
Despite the often gloomy plots Emma looks back on much fondness of her time on Albert Square, and keeps in touch with a number of cast members.
“I loved every minute of it,” she said, “and what’s great about it now is that everyone is still so supportive of one another.
“Some of my former colleagues have come down to see me during this production of One Man, Two Guvnors, it’s almost like being part of a family.”
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