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Rob Francis | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Week commencing 18 April 2011: An emotional week in Walford, as Ronnie's revelation impacts upon residents of Albert Square.

Bye bye baby

A moving moment for Jack, as he comes to terms with handing back the child he thought was his to his real parents.

Jack and Tommy




Kat, Alfie and Tommy - a family again once more. And isn't the little 'un wearing an outfit only mum could have picked out for him?

Alfie, Kat and Tommy


Face to face

Meanwhile, Ronnie's inside - and facing difficult questions from Jack about her actions. What will he make of her explanation?

Ronnie and Jack


Tea and talk

Charlie's back - and with big news for Kat. What's he been up to whilst away from Walford? You might be surprised...


Kat and Charlie

Hold the front page!


Don't quote us on this, but it looks like Whitney's being quizzed by a local journalist. But what's the story?



Big deal?


You have to hand it to Masood - his poker proposition to Phil could see him flush again. Let's hope he doesn't end up as the Joker...


Masood and Phil

Gym buddies?


Jack catches Michael off his guard with an angry outburst in the boxing club. What are the two sparring over?


Jack and Michael



  • Comment number 1.

    woop i the first to comment!
    yay for kat and alfie cant wait to see it :D xx

  • Comment number 2.

    aww what cute pics i can't wait for kat and alvie to get their baby back! i saw more pictures like on eastenders spoilers and the news! really looking forward till the wedding! kat and alfie and baby tommy will be a family again!

  • Comment number 3.

    I feel so sorry for Jack, he will be gutted. Hope Ronnie now gets the help she needs. Am sooooo please for Kat and Alfie and Tommy. They can be a happy family again! Yay! Wonder what Charlie's news is? Has he got married?

    Love how Dot has turned into everyones aganoy aunt this week. Made me laugh last night after she had put Whitney to bed and Ronnie came bursting through the door! Is Whit preggers?

    Lovee love love EE. Keep up the good work! x x

  • Comment number 4.

    im so glad kat n alfie get tommy back finaly but ovi kats going to struggle to bond with him after thinking your babys dead then he's not what a shocker...n will micheal try to get involved in tommys life now???

    i feel really bad for jack the poor man n ronnie can get the help that she always needed i hope that when she leaves they leave it so that she can come back!

  • Comment number 5.

    I am so glad for kat and alfie. i guess it was all ronnies fault because the baby was bringing then together. but ronnie to it away and now she has given it back and brought them back together.
    i think she played the whole storyline well. because that can happen somewhere without us knowing.

    i fell sorry for jack. he never knew. and he was so proud of what he thought was his son. i don't think ronnie and jack will have another baby.

    and yeah charlies back. whoooooooooooooo

    can't wait from the week to come and this is coming from EastendersRulesno1fan xx xx

  • Comment number 6.

    I feel so sorry for Jack he thought Tommy was his son and he didn't atually get to meet his real little boy, also i feel sorry for James probally watching down and watching his mum and dad look after another baby and probally thinking they have forgotton all about me.

  • Comment number 7.

    yyyyyaaaaaaayyyyy!! at last! :D shame on u ronnie! u should be ashamed of your self >:( hate u veronica branning >:(

  • Comment number 8.

    looks like a good week

  • Comment number 9.

    omg im so excited can not wait!! love kat and alfie can't wait to see their faces when they find out the truth!! gonna be an amazing episode!! xxxx

  • Comment number 10.

    omg!!!! i am soooooo happy that Kat and Alfie are getting Tommy back!!! its going to be such as sad and happy episode/week at the same time!! can not wait to watch it, been waiting for this for months haha :L
    as much as i am happy for Kat and Alfie i am also very sad for Jack he's really bonded with "his son" and i think he'll find it very hard to let go :( and Ronnie will now get the help she needs!
    I think that Kat and Alfie will find it hard too. They haven't bonded with the baby and will still feel attachted to "Tommy"! Hopefully they can put that behind them and have a great future with the real Tommy!
    I want to know what Charlie has to say, that could be really interesting! And I pray to God that Michael doesn't try and get involved!! I really hope he can just leave Kat, Alfie and now Tommy in piece!! He broke them up before i hope he wont do it again!!! :L

  • Comment number 11.

    I think whit is infertile, cause she keep's having sex and escape's getting pregnant and isn't it amazing how different she look's without all her make up on, still pretty but god she look's so natural without her chavvy fake tan and big earring's I love chav's no offence they rule! but what is it with all the rumour's she and carol are having connor's baby sorry but that can't be true cause she would know by six week's and she had sex with him last time in January so no but I only ask cause whit lately I remember when she was seeing Billie and Bianca asked her something about are u and billie talking about conception and she looked shocked! Surly Whitney know's about this the actress is totally amazing who play's her & loved the reaveled thing on BBC three, anyway why is Whitney talking to that creepy guy please tell me she doesn't fancy him, I liked Rob I read he said the actor he want's to return hope he doe's then he could persude Whitney to get back with him, he was gorgeous or connor he was so cute! Aww, please bring in a hot new guy for Whitney, if she is the new Stacey then it has to be someone like Bradley cause he would treat her like a princess & really love her, I hope she doe's get pregnant has this would be a good storyline for her probably with Rob's baby cause she will have a pregnancy problem then cause won't know whether she want's to keep it or not or who to ask for advice, Dot will advise her to keep it cause she is Christian lauren her best mate will probably say get rid cause it is a physco's rob's baby and Ricky will say not much as unusal Yeah please she need's another big storyline and this could be it!!!!!

  • Comment number 12.

    I really hope Ronnie gets the help she needs because she's definitely one of my favourite characters and she deserves a happy storyline for once. I am glad the baby story will soon be over and Ronnie can begin to get better. ♥♥

  • Comment number 13.

    yay for kat and alfie they can be a family once more! i am glad whit is better!

    is ronnie in jail???

  • Comment number 14.

    i feel sosorry for jack because he thought that tommy was his and he never got to see his real son because he died

  • Comment number 15.

    I feel so sorry for Jack and Ronnie. Why does EE have to pile more misery on Ronnie and on them as a couple? I hope she gets the help she desperately needs, and hopefully we will see Ronnie back again. I love Ronnie and I hope EE will give her something to smile for.
    Sam Womack is fantastic. Such a talented actress and a great asset to EE.
    Please EE bring her back.

  • Comment number 16.

    im sssssssssssoooooooooooooo glad ronnie finally gives kat her baby back but there are romers that ronnie is relesed on bail from prison and gate crashes the chrisaning gunna be a exsiting week...x...

  • Comment number 17.

    where is baby amy she cant spend all her time at nursary .....?? so glad whitneys back........x.............. can someone please see sence and bring back bianca very sooon whitney really need a mother figer at the moment .....x........and please bring back leon ,zsa zsa ,peater and lucy fatboy needs some good friends at the moment what with his mum and dad divorsing and his dad on the square with no money and no job and mercy the love of his life has got with the boy that lauren fancyed .......x................thank you...........................................x...............

  • Comment number 18.

    I'm so happy that Kat and Alfie finally get Tommy back and can be a happy family. I've waited so long for this! They've been through so much and it has been hard to watch them fall apart over these past few months. Although I am happy for them, I do feel for Jack. He never even got to see his own son, and now his baby who he thought was James is being taken away from him. It must be such a trauma for both Jack and Ronnie. I'm looking forward to seeing how things pan out for them. This has been such a shocking yet interesting storyline. Good work!

  • Comment number 19.

    woooooooooooooow Ronnie is in jail, and cat and alfie finally got there baby back wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

  • Comment number 20.

    Finally kat and alfie hav tommy bac but pls dont let michael interfear and let ronnie hav a happy ending!!

  • Comment number 21.

    aww so glad kat and alfie get baby tommy back, feel so so sorry for jack let's hope ronnie gets the help she needs. what is charlies surprise? love ee good storylines well done.xxxxxx

  • Comment number 22.

    FINALLY about time that this sick story is coming to an end after so many sick scenes we have had to watch, poor Kat she has missed the first few months of her childs life and all the grief she has had to go through, poor Jack aswell , although he has more kids which he doesnt even see, and wot about Amy i think she is so cute she should appear more often

    I think whitney is doing a very great job in her acting with her storyline, well done whit

  • Comment number 23.

    I'm so happy that Kat & Alfie got their baby back, FINALLY! They make a really cute little family together. Good that Ronnie goes to prison that shows her what she did!
    I feel sorry for Jack, if Ronnie told him in the first place that wouldn't have happened, kinda :/
    Yay, Charlies coming backkkkk! :D
    Its Masoods fault that the Arjee Bharjee is broken into pieces!

  • Comment number 24.

    Aaaaahxx Tommie looks so cute in dat outfit i feel so sorry for jack but happy for Kat cuz she was in a horrible state after thinking her baby was dead. I thought Charlie left for good but returning is a good thing since most of the good characters left the recent years. Can't wait till Kat gets her baby back those episodes are going to be emotional.

  • Comment number 25.

    oh no i wonder what jack and michal are arguing about

  • Comment number 26.

    aww! that baby is sooo cute! i heard that max is in a carcrash with abbi

  • Comment number 27.

    omg! his is so cool cant wait ill she get baby back#!

  • Comment number 28.

    ron deserves to be in jail

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  • Comment number 30.



    But at least Kat gets her baby back,, also Charlie is backk,, i wonder what his suprise is??? xxxx :) xx

  • Comment number 31.

    Charlie gets engaged! :D Sheryl xx Oh yeah and amy should be more in it cos she is really cute, and she is always at nursery? :/

  • Comment number 32.

    I hope the news Chryed are getting married is true, I love them !

  • Comment number 33.

    I am so glad this sick storyline is coming to an end. Killing Ronnie’s third child in less than 18 months is stupid. Why can’t this character ever be allowed any ounce of happiness?
    She has been stripped off everything. It is painful to watch one person go through so much. It is unfair to her and to all her fans that have invested so much on the character for the past four years.
    Unfortunately the writing for her has been so poor, and the swap has been prolonged for the sake of it, being totally out of character.
    The fact that so many posts even in here, describe her as evil, show what a huge let down the writing for her has been.
    Sam Womack has been amazing and she is going to be so missed. Ronnie is the best character EE has had in a long time and it is a shame to ruin her like this.
    I hope we will see her back, but only if the producers stop this crazy death and despair obsession with her. Ronnie deserves a happy ending for once.

  • Comment number 34.

    ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo, ronnie gets in jail woo,

  • Comment number 35.

    Hi, im so happy that Tommy is back with his mummy!!!!!!!!!! but i have to point out that the story line did go on fo to long, but neva mind about that it is over soon!!!!!!!! YEEEPPPPEEEEYYYY!!!!! so Ronnie ends up in prison does she? ohhhhh, cool, lol, so yeah TOMMY BACK WITH KAT YAY!!!!!!!! xXx

  • Comment number 36.

    Finally kat and alfie hav tommy back!! but please dont let michael interfear and let ronnie have a happy ending she needs!!

  • Comment number 37.

    When EE decided to show something as sensitive as a this, they should have promoted awareness of mental breakdowns/ psychological disorders bought on by trauma as well as SIDs. And that is my biggest annoyance with this storyline.
    EE has done a horrendously bad job on the Ronnie side, PR campaign and the focus.
    If this was book, the story focus would have always been more on the Ronnie side. It was a given that sympathy would reside with Kat, so writers would have and should have focussed on relaying Ronnie's grief, confusion and heightened emotions, including a newspaper article and an interview relaying about mental breakdowns/psychological disorders, including PR stories of families who have suffered at the hands of someone mentally unwell, deteriorating slowly and left for years with no treatment, resulting in a major breakdown and destroying families around them. It is so frustrating watching this storyline.
    The lack of education provided on the hardest side of this story; the mental illness side has been poorly done and a lack of research clearly made. There are at least three different disorders/ illnesses associated with Ronnie, based on her history and behaviour, but which one is it? At least with Stacey, we knew what was being portrayed and which illness it was.
    When you compare it with Stacey Bi-polar storyline this one is nowhere near. Stacey’s was much better in all ways, the way it was prepared, the writing, the research and the PR.
    No wonder you get viewers describe Ronnie as villain/evil and also forget that she is the ultimate bereaved mother who has lost a child to SID-s, her third in 18 months.

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  • Comment number 39.

    when does kat and alfie get the baby back thanks for reading my comment :)

  • Comment number 40.

    To the person who said "after so many sick scenes we have had to watch", If someone is holding you hostage for half an hour four times a week and forcing you to watch Eastenders against your will, you should report it to the police.

  • Comment number 41.

    I love 'wacky' Eastenders ideas!

  • Comment number 42.

    Looks like a great week So happy for Kat and Alfie they got their baby back wahooo although i do feel a bit sad for Jack coz he thought that Tommy was his

  • Comment number 43.

    so happy for kat & alfie.... finally they find out, it seems everything is dragged out 4everrrr .

  • Comment number 44.

    wat has rony done

  • Comment number 45.

    Feel sorry for poor sam womak,no wonder she s leavin!! She must be so depressed playin ronnie now!!!

  • Comment number 46.

    no ronnie did not deserve to go jail cos shes had a miserable time at eastenders, and im glad kat ad alfie got tommy back!! lets see how the family get on!!

  • Comment number 47.

    I hate this... I REALLY love jack and ronnie together :'(
    Ronnie did deserve a baby since hers keep dying.. shes a really good person...
    i REALLY hope ronnie and jack stay together.. PLEASE!!

  • Comment number 48.

    I've had nightmares about the whole babyswap storyline for the past few weeks. Seeing as my best friend is due to give birth next month, I'm just thankful that she doesn't watch the show.

    I will be relieved to have Tommy and his parents reunited, but I honestly feel that Ronnie's had it extremely tough. She's lost three babies. I stand by what I thought back in January - Let her be happy! Jack hasn't been understanding at all, I don't think, and seeing their relationship crumble like this tears me apart. I mean yes, it's fiction. But Ronnie/Jack are my favourite couple and it's been ruined.

    Both of the babies should have lived and grown up together. Yes it would have been simple and more boring, but it would have saved the thousands and thousands of complaints.

    My opinion is possibly a little over the top, but that's simply how I feel.

  • Comment number 49.

    Aww. Poor Jack. Think about it. Since Christmas he thought that baby was his. I hope Ronnie gets a happy ending, she deserves it after all. I hope Kat and Alfie cope, even though it's a struggle.

  • Comment number 50.

    the reason Samantha Womack AKA Ronnie is because of the Baby Swap story line people on the street were attacking her with her real life kids and calling he horrid thing

  • Comment number 51.

    Aw, sort of hoping we'd seen the last of Charlie.

    I'm sorry, but I can't stand it when he gets so emotional about how crap a father he's been all his life. Can see why nobody wanted to marry him post-Viv. Not even sure why she was with him in the first place.

  • Comment number 52.

    I was quite upset that Eastenders is not on for an hour today, only half an hour, i really do think it should be on an hour because everyone is really looking forward to it and it is going to be a very good, exciting eposiode!

  • Comment number 53.

    OMG!!!!! finally she gives the baby back to kat and alfie. they were so sad. its nice to see kat back to her normal self eh? i thinki eastenders should be on wednesdays as well. I LOVE EASTENDERS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻

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  • Comment number 55.

    I can't wait to see Kat and Alfie get their baby back! it's been a long time coming! I hope Kat and Alfie get back on track properly now :D I love Eastenders so much and can't wait for the soap awards! x x x x x

  • Comment number 56.

    Omg finally kat and alfie get there baby back its about time
    But i gotto say i feel really sorry for jack he deserves a better time than he has has in the past few weeks. He looks reallyyyy upset in that pic aswell

  • Comment number 57.

    Has to have been one of the best eastender moments ever great acting from all the cast especially Sam who absolutely nailed it from start to finish.
    Cant wait for next week.

  • Comment number 58.

    Yikez! :P
    Kat & her animal prints, eh?
    Dressing up Tommy in 'zebra print!' Oh please Kat don't! :D xx

  • Comment number 59.

    I hope that Ronnie and Jack dont break up because they are a really good couple! xxx

  • Comment number 60.

    when i saw the pick of jack and baby tommy i felt like crying! its so upsetting,, he has to let g of the baby he thought was his!
    and for ronnie i feelsoo bad for her!
    i feel sorry for the both of them!!
    samantha womack you will be missed! :(

  • Comment number 61.

    yay 4 kat n alfie sooo happy!!

  • Comment number 62.

    looks good wats happening next x x x x

  • Comment number 63.

    who eva sed chryed were getting married ?
    i don't like zainab coz she's very unfair on syed and christian i can't see why she's even shunned him from the family but i think its laughable really lol

  • Comment number 64.

    i've just read tht chryed maybe getting married coz christian proposes 2 him summtime after the bby swap storyline lol .xxxxxx

  • Comment number 65.

    i want kat and alfie to live forever

  • Comment number 66.

    aw over the moon for kat and alfie bu feel so sorry for jack bless him i wonder if whitney is preggas !!!!!!

  • Comment number 67.

    I feel so bad for jack but its great for kat and alfie they finally get there baby bk but i sort of feel bad for ronnie is whitney preggas.

  • Comment number 68.

    can not wait for the week ahead it will be great kat got her baby back best moment ever i hate ronnie branning she is getting oon my nevers and all the lies

  • Comment number 69.

    i agree with eastenderssupergirl, ronnie did something awful so she should be in jail!
    i feel sorry for her


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