EastEnders fans were left stunned when the truth about Rocky’s true identity was revealed in Tuesday’s episode.
Milly Zero plays the uncle of Dotty’s Rocky, Thomas Cotton.
The uncle and niece are evilly planning to nick Sonia Fowler’s, played by Eastenders veteran Natalie Cassidy, inheritance left by Dot in her will.
Fans were shocked and ran to their computers to discuss this shocking revelation.
Taking to social media, one fan said: “Holy s**t! Dotty and Rocky are related and want Sonia/Dot’s money! I knew he would be dodgy but I didn’t see the Dotty twist coming at all! Well played.”
Another wanted to see more of Dotty, saying: “Well, I wanted Dotty to be used more and have a family, so I’ll go with it. It’s all a bit weird happening without Dot’s involvement when the character is still alive, though.”
Not all fans were convinced though as one said: “So Sonia doesn’t have a photo of her father? Didn’t think to check with Carol? This is too convenient and Hard to believe…”
Fans will remember that Dot left the house to Dotty but Sonia feels Dotty is not yet old enough to take on the responsibility of having the wealth and the house.
Actor Brian Conley who plays Thomas Cotton knew about the mean plot twist from the beginning and admitted that he struggled to keep the dramatic storyline secret from fan, friends and family.
So Tom and Dotty attempted to convince Sonia that Dotty is her father in order for her to have the confidence and trust in him.
Brian told Meto: “He’s gone in with his bravado thinking yes I can handle this, let’s get all this money, but as the weeks and months have gone on he very much realises now that this is his home, this is his family.
“It’s very well-written, I’m really excited for people to see it.”
Over the week, Tom begins to doubt the original plan as he grows closer to Sonia and Kathy Beale, played by Gillian Taylforth.
Brian thought that Tom is not a million miles away from what everyone sees, but he has got closer to Sonia’s and Kathy so now he’s not even thinking when he lashes out and has become a bit of a wheeler dealer.
He said “I don’t think he ever resorted to violence.
“I just think he’s a cheeky ducking diving, bobbing, weaving – the cocky cockney Rocky.”
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