The EastEnders cast and crew have already started filming the soap’s Christmas storylines, with Albert Square already decorated in festive fairy lights.
The popular BBC soap opera, which is set in London’s East End, is said to be halfway through filming scenes of its explosive Christmas storylines.
In pictures obtained by The Sun it is apparent that the set of the popular soap has already been decorated for their winter episodes.
The filming process is likely to be moving at a rapid pace, evident by the sparkling string fairy lights that illuminate Albert Square and the pub.
Many fans are eagerly anticipating the Christmas storylines and longing for Gray to die before the special.
One fan took to Twitter to say: “The way Ruby Allen’s lies and manipulations caught up with her is how Gray’s need to catch up with him fast because I cannot be waiting until Christmas iI am sick of him. They also need to stop pairing Whitney with abusive men I am over that narrative.”
This month (September) marks one year since Chantelle, Gray’s wife, was brutally murdered in a chilling domestic abuse storyline.
Gray Atkins murdered two more people since then and has yet to be caught.
The lawyer-turned-serial-killer started his killing spree last autumn when he pushed his wife onto an open dishwasher, leaving her to bleed to death after she landed on an upturned knife.
He has also strangled Tina Carter and pushed Kush Kazemi into a Tube train, since Chantelle’s passing.
Fans of the soap speculate that Gray could be preparing for an explosive return at Christmas.
Fans have predicted that Tina survived the attack and has been waiting to return to expose him for what he did to her and Chantelle – but could fans have clocked it, or are they completely off the scent?
One fan predicted: “EastEnders this Christmas could be super lit if they reveal all secrets, from Gray to Ruby, Tina comes back, Max returns, Ash finds out her mum gave Peter some sloppy.”
Another said: “I’m convinced Tina isn’t dead. Maybe she’ll return Halloween or Christmas.”
A third penned: “RT if you think Tina Carter is coming back at Christmas.”
Earlier this month Executive Producer Jon Sen revealed Gray Atkins’ exposure at Christmas will come in spectacular style and is set to be a 1 hour five minute special.
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