Hayley Slater has been hiding the secret for some time that she is carrying the baby of Alfie Moon – the estranged husband of Kat – in EastEnders. The pair had a one night stand in Spain and when Hayley realised that Alfie had no interest in being with her, she told him she would terminate the pregnancy.
When Jean discovered that Hayley was expecting, she talked her out of having an abortion but Hayley continues to struggle with the prospect of being a mum. With her own upbringing, she doubts whether she could give her child any kind of life.
Kat is oblivious to Alfies involvement in Hayley becoming pregnant but savvy Jean is on the case and, after pressing Hayley over the dads identity and getting no results, she does some digging.
When Hayley talks about getting drunk in Spain, Jean starts to piece together everything and puts her accusation to Hayley – Alfie is the dad. As Hayley cant lie any longer, will Jean share the shocking news with Kat?
Viewers already know that Shane Richie will be reprising his role as Kats soulmate as he springs a surprise on her. The couple hope to reunite as a family but with Hayley in the mix and the baby bombshell just waiting to explode, everything may be shattered.
How long can Jean keep this to herself? And how will Kat react when she finally learns the truth?
EastEnders airs Jeans discovery on Tuesday 16th October at 7:30pm on BBC One.