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Who is Kat's secret lover? Your opinions

Charlotte | 11:34 UK time, Monday, 17 September 2012

Kat's secret lover storyline has got you all talking, and everyone has a different opinion on who the lover could be... so let's take a look at the main suspects!


@shee_d: Definitely Max! it's in his blood to cheat!

It's Max... it makes sense as Stacey had a thing with him as well. He obviously likes a Slater! Gemma Hooper via Facebook

Laura McDermott (via Facebook) I originally thought Derek but now I don't know. Only the other day Tanya mentioned the upcoming wedding to Max and he didn't say much. Gotta be Max!


Tracey Cullington (via Facebook) Jack definitely. This Sharon thing is a smokescreen!

Karla Rose Smart (via Facebook) I say it's Jack, have done all the way through... poor Alfie - he doesn't deserve to be treated like that AGAIN!

I hope for Kat's skae it's hotstuffhottie Jack, I mean WHO WOULDN'T? Katie Fraser via Facebook


@HelenMcCarron92: anyone else have a horrible feeling it's Derek that Kat is having the affair with?

Alex Hardy (via Facebook) Derek, I'd bet my drunken cat on that

I think it's Derek because he's not the obvious choice but he does have money to spare for the dirty love flat! Kimberley Pearce via Facebook

HOWEVER, a lot of you guys aren't convinced that the Branning brothers are to blame... Here are some of your other thoughts:

@Punka1977: £20 says that Kat's lover is none of those blokes, but is in fact a chick. I bet you. My money is on Tanya or Kim.

@JenniHayre: Kat's undercover lover is no other than Tamwar! *Cue dramatic music*

I think EastEnders are giving clues of different people to throw us all off! Sinead Dodd via Facebook

John Walsh (via Facebook) Nico the manager of McKlunky's, outside bet!

Adam Rose (via Facebook) Another dark horse... Billy Mitchell... he's got himself a decent job now and he could have rented the flat off Michael.

EastEnders are very good at making it look like the obvious but it's gonna be someone we least expect! Leanne Barr via Facebook

Holly Elizabeth Mattock (via Facebook) I actually had a dream last night that it was revealed to be Ben and I remember it making my skin crawl...

@XNVP I'm convinced that Kat is having an affair with Fatboy, and if I'm right i will actually die laughing!

EVERYONE has an opinion on this one... the reveal is sure to be explosive!


  • Comment number 1.

    None of them three ......

  • Comment number 2.

    I think its Masood!!

  • Comment number 3.

    i think its michael moon as they already have a lot of history together, not forgetting their son tommy.

  • Comment number 4.

    I think it is fatboy because she didnt want him working behind the bar, she got a new phone and he sells and fixes them.. the key was left in a glass on the bar not long ago and his name keeps cropping up..

  • Comment number 5.

    I think it is Michael he seems to be around the Queen Vic alot and plus he had little Tommy to her

  • Comment number 6.

    Michael. It just is.

  • Comment number 7.

    its max because she bandaged up her lovers hand because he cut it when the fight in the pub happened and max has the same cut on his hand

  • Comment number 8.

    at first I thought it was massood because when one of them was writing ILOVEYOU in kats lipstick I saw massoods daily bracelet. But now I think its derek because hes been lonely lately and max is with tanya and jack is out with sharon! I DONT KNOW I bet its none of them!!! aha

  • Comment number 9.

    i think its michael

  • Comment number 10.

    My guess, is that it's Derek. At first I thought it would be Michael as he declared his love for her on his wedding day. But then having seen Fridays episode, it's not him. I don't know how that someone above ^ Said it's still Michael after seeing that episode, it's clearly shown it isn't him.

    Derek doesn't care for Alfie, he never has. And he has a lot of money. So I reckon it's him!

    But then again, Max has had some money problems recently with the Car Lot. And he was seen posting a wad of cash in a house, but then it could be a big surprise for Tanya, and after Tanya's cancer, and the hard work Max did to win her back, I doubt he'd make the same mistake again!

    I don't think it's jack, I mean he couldn't do that to Alfie, and he likes Sharon a lot. But then again, Alfie did annoy him by making Billy captain and removed captaincy off Jack.

    But then again, it could be neither, but then why would Kat look out the window like that. It has to be Derek. Or the unlikely source... Ian Beale anyone?

  • Comment number 11.

    Please be Fatboy, that would be hilarious!

  • Comment number 12.

    I don't think it's any of the obvious, I think it is Fatboy, did you see how awkward Kat got when Alfie was giving him extra shifts, it's like she was thinking he's meant to be meeting me lol

  • Comment number 13.

    i reckon its female as well.. defo not kim coz kat had her cover 4her last week wen she stayed wit her lover!!!!! could be tanya r kims sister??? taughts on this?

  • Comment number 14.

    i think its fatboy :) no jokes

  • Comment number 15.

    It's Got D-E-R-E-K Written All Over It!;)

  • Comment number 16.

    i wouldn't rule phil mitchell out just yet , hahaha

  • Comment number 17.

    I believe it's fat boy , I hope we find out sooner rather than later, it's driving me mad lol

  • Comment number 18.

    Surely Kat wouldn't stoop to that level

  • Comment number 19.

    I was hoping it wasn't Michael and was so pleased after Fridays episode. It would have made sense with their past, I just didn't want it to be :)
    I don't think that it is Max, he has enough secrets that's he's trying to hide about his time away, something that Derek keeps reminding him of. Plus I think that even Max isn't that heartless to put Tanya through it again, especially with the cancer storyline, being not that long ago, and the heartache the characters went through.
    That leaves Derek and Jack (if we're presuming its not a wild card) I think that Jacks interest in Sharon is genuine, but he has turned into a bit of a player since the divorce. He's not the type to assume that the woman is his, especially as she keeps throwing mixed signals. Also I think it would be quite sweet (forgetting about Alfie for a min) after everything that happened with Tommy and James.
    Even more than Michael, I really don't want it to be Derek. I can't remember if Kat knows about what happened with Alfie and Derek while she was away?? Because I don't think she would touch him with a barge pole if she does. Although he does have a fair amount of money (where does he get it all from? I'd like to know???) which would make sense with the flat and gifts. He doesn't know how to love, that's obvious by the way he treats his children. So if it is him, then it's not real love, he'll try to keep her, and treat her like his possession.
    As for wild cards.......NO IDEA! Its almost 100% that it's someone on the football team so as a REALLY long shot I say Syed. And not on the football team, I say, Winston. Lol. ;)

  • Comment number 20.

    I believe it's derek kat is having the affair wit

  • Comment number 21.

    i no its fatboy i bet my drunken snake x

  • Comment number 22.

    I don't think it's Max. I think he had a fling while he was away and now has another child somewhere.

  • Comment number 23.

    I still think its ray.... Lol

  • Comment number 24.

    I have absolutley no idea who it could be. Though remember rule #1 in soap land: always expect the unexpected. although I don't think it's Derek because there's no way he'd be pushed around by Kat, it would be completely on his terms and he wouldn't keep his mouth shut. he strikes me as the type of person who would take a great amount of pleasure in rubbing Alfie's nose in it.

    I doubt that it's Max I know he's been acting a little suspicious recently but i think that's because of what he done when he was off with Derek before he knew Tania had cancer.

    It would make sense if it was Jack because of how him and Kat hot a little closer after the whole baby swap was unveiled but then again whoever is having this secret affair with Kat wrote on a banddage that they loved her where as Jack has been persuing Sharon as well as a few other women recently.

    So congratulations Eastenders you have me completley and utterly stumped, fairplay to the writers they know how to get their viewers hooked :)

  • Comment number 25.

    lol it would be funny if it was billy !!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

  • Comment number 26.

    From the start I thought it was Andrew as he's needy, nice, no lady just now and he'd be good to Kat. Alfie wasn't paying her enough attention so, being the character she is, she strayed. Again. And he would have the time for her. He's not been seen much, just often enough to let us remember he's still there. (I think it's a man because of the foot we saw once!)

  • Comment number 27.

    i totally agree with natasha. the way u explained it its the same way i was thinking. in the begging i thought it was ray. no, let me correct myself. I WAS 100% SURE IT WAS RAY. until we saw the white hand and the white leg. well raymondo fair play to u for being faithful to kim. i doubt its any of the brannings. a lot of people would bet on fat boy. now that would be something lol. cant wait to see who the mistery lover is.

  • Comment number 28.

    I used to LOVE Kat, but quite frankly I now couldn't care less about her, she is a dirty dirty horrible person. The story line is boring, I am sick of it and no longer care who she is cheating with I just want her to leave Eastenders for good! Alfie is an adorable character and I feel so sorry for him.

  • Comment number 29.

    Ps; with the ridiculous story line between Darren and Heather that time.... I now think Kat is sleeping with Fat Boy!!!!

  • Comment number 30.

    Shh, it's Fat Elvis.

  • Comment number 31.

    I have no clue... however I am now fairly convinced that it is not any of the main suspects. Maybe Ian or Fatboy, I don't know.

    Another possibilty is that it could be MORE THAN ONE person. Meh. Who knows...

  • Comment number 32.

    Fat Elvis! Love it! No seriously. It's Winston. Second guess would be that very dark horse, Mr. Lister the Market Inspector!

  • Comment number 33.

    i think its the captain of the other footie team that woman !

  • Comment number 34.

    Fatboy or Jack.

  • Comment number 35.

    ok i think its fatboy r syed i think fatboy because of the whole shift thing at the pub but then again wud fatboy have the money for the rent of the flat they r using???? i also think syed as i read somewhere him r christian cheats so i think syed ith kat... to b honest im really confused and am getting to annoyed with the story line eastenders better have a great ending to this storyline as they have dragged it out......

  • Comment number 36.

    I think it's Michael, did you notice the postic note on the bar im sure it said ''K'' for Kat,
    and notice Michael always in the 'vic' calling Kat ''K''. Also he's a crafty one! im so sure its him.. i could be wrong tho !

  • Comment number 37.

    I think its Max cause when the three were leaving the vic it was maxes phone ringing its got to be (When will we find out???)

  • Comment number 38.

    C'mon guys.

    Fatboy couldn't afford to rent out a flat. Ian Beale definitely couldn't afford to rent it out, he signed everything to Lucy!

    Eastenders have got rid of the suspects 1 by 1. It's not Michael, if you watch Eastenders, you'd know that.
    It's not Ray, which is obvious due to the colour of the skin.

    The 3 suspects Eastenders are showing are Max, Derek and Jack. As she looked out of the window to them. Now that being the case, they're getting us thinking it's one of them. I'd probably bet a wager on someone that hasn't been onscreen like that. Or just one of the Brannings.

  • Comment number 39.

    I was expecting Ray...

  • Comment number 40.

    Maybe it's Patrick. He's been feeling low since Pat died. Has Kat been seen buying pineapple rings and whipped cream?

    Then again, it could be Tracy. They are a perfect pair: Kat talks all the time and Tracy doesn't.

  • Comment number 41.

    Doesnt anyone here follow eastenders.. its not micheal she told him that she was having an affair and it has been said from the beginning that it is either one of the branning brothers,micheal or ray. We saw when she fixed his hand that it was not Ray.so that leaves the brothers.where are people getting fatboy from??

  • Comment number 42.

    Why assume Kat's lover is male? Just as long as it's not Abbie with those ghastly 'cankles' and matching personality!

  • Comment number 43.

    i think its max because he did the same thing (with the getting a flat) when him and tanya where getting together behind tanya's exhusband!!

  • Comment number 44.

    I too think that its Fat Boy. Why? Because after the fight at the Vic Kat was tending to her lover. You saw him stroke her face. The hand was that of a young and dark person. Obviously not any of the Branning brothers hands.

  • Comment number 45.

    I said from day one that it is Derek that Kat is having the affair with because he has money to give out and i don't think it is max because he has no money and he need to pay for a wedding and he also has to many affairs in Eastenders and i also don't think its jack because he is with sharon. so i am saying its DEL-BOY aka (Derek) :P

  • Comment number 46.

    Why is there so much emphasis on the branning brothers? Also I don't believe its Masood as the hand which we keep seeing was not asian! I agree with some of the other comments that its probably someone we least expect. And I actually believe it could be TYLER or TYLER'S DAD!

  • Comment number 47.

    I loathe Kat’s character so much and I can’t wait until she leaves EE. This storyline is a damp squib and the sooner it ends the better.
    I fear it will be dragged until Christmas though.

    The writing is dreadful and contrived. As if Max or Jack would give Kat their time of the day or long to have a quick bunk up with her, or do this to Alfie. She is so trashy and revolting. It is idiotic how we are supposed to believe their phones will be ringing all at the same time, that they are all suddenly flirting with Kat whom they have never ever have any interest in before, spending most of their time in the pub when they supposedly have businesses to run. I despair to state of the programme at the moment, quality of writing and storytelling. Is it written by children?

    I wish EE would keep to character consistency and not change them every episode to fit the plot.

  • Comment number 48.

    I think its Kim, Denise's sister

  • Comment number 49.

    Then again it could be each of the branning brothers!

  • Comment number 50.

    It might be Joey, actually!

  • Comment number 51.

    I think it is not one of the brothers but someone from her past, and that could be any one of hundreds with her past history. I think she started this affair when she was "looking after Charlie" recently.

  • Comment number 52.

    I think its MAX! because he always cheats!
    And he's always out 'working' although. I dont thunk its jack because hes already got a flat so why would he need to rent one?

  • Comment number 53.

    Smiley's post above says it all really.

    Why on earth would Max or Jack want to bed a cheap common tramp like Kat? They've both known her ages and shown not slightest interest in her...understandably.

    Derek maybe out of pure desperation.

  • Comment number 54.

    I dnt think its any 3 of them, think its fatboy

  • Comment number 55.

    I've got a horrible feeling its going to be Derek, I really hope its not, if it is I don't know what Kat sees in him.
    Don't mind if its Max or Jack

  • Comment number 56.

    Never mind what Kat sees in Derek, what would he see in her apart from the obvious cheap thrill.

    I've never liked Kat much but this storyline has finally killed the character off. She's just gross.

  • Comment number 57.

    If it is one of the Brannings, although never would I have thought it at first, I think it may well be Derek :S

    -Max is the obvious one when it comes to buying love nests for his bit on the side, however he is pretty tight for money atm so could he afford a flat? Plus he has a big storyline coming up at xmas to do with his 'secret' so I doubt he'd be given this storyline too..

    -Jack is bit too busy with Sharon, and other week he had two air hostesses, so would he have time to be doing kat aswell?

    Derek's got the time, got the money, I reckon it is him

  • Comment number 58.

    its derek 100%, go back a few episodes and you can see the reflection through the door and you can tell its derek by his lil curly bit at the front of his hair ;) lol

  • Comment number 59.

    its really funny cause there all brannings! But i'm pretty sure its max this will be his 3rd affair on tanya and kats 4th affair on alfie!!!!! Its in there blood to cheat so i'm gonna go with max.....

  • Comment number 60.

    I think its Derek but don't really care the storyline has been boring everyone who I have talked to don't care either

  • Comment number 61.

    Another skin crawl but I think its derek - no one on this series is known for his/her good taste. plus calling her alley kat is so corney it has to him AND he was in a fight that day too. let's not over think this, who is the least likely person to prefer to Alfie? Dereck

  • Comment number 62.

    I think it's Derek Branning because he's more of a lady's man and Max only loves Tanya. Please leave Max alone and give him and Tanya a happy life for once.

  • Comment number 63.

    I thing Derek is her secret lover. He has a kind of dangerous charm that attracts some types of women. And he is the total opposite of poor Alfie, so...

  • Comment number 64.

    I believe the person who she is having the affair with is not what everyone believes it to be, which is a man. i believe its a woman and i think its going to be Tanya Branning. We shall see!

  • Comment number 65.

    I know who it is sorry guys your all wrong...
    Think think logically... The only person to go with an old dog like that (the character not the person) is another dog... Only it's not one dog it's a twos up
    Well'ard and dear old Ethals wrinkly willy... Lol

    Seriously though I did think at first it was the chef as he was looking dodgy,, then max defo dodgy and now I've settled for the entire Queen vic football team.... But for all you conspiracy theorists out there Gonna throw you a lil curve ball, it would make much more sense to have a twist as the rest seem way too obvious so just maybe.... Dr got his legg...over ;) lol

  • Comment number 66.

    When reviewing the August 31, 2012 episode I noticed that the guy that may have written,
    "I Love You" on the bandage had on a light green polo shirt. In a scene in the pub JACK had on that same colored shirt.

    Also, when Kat returned to the Vic after being thrown out by Alfie, Jack and his brothers were the last lot in the pub. Jacks body language, facial expressions and the way he asked Kat a question gave it away.

    Max has too much going on with his money issues. (still haven't figured that out yet)

    And Derek is just a grease ball, loud mouth, fat ass. I highly doubt Kat would even give him a second thought much less a look!! Ewwwwwww

    Ya know it would have all been soo simple, if Alfie took the phone from her and re-dialed the last number, but instead she tried to smash it with her shoe heel??? Really Kat???

    My bet is on JACK!! :-)

  • Comment number 67.

    I think it could possibly be fatboy he is so unsuspected...

  • Comment number 68.

    I odnt think it was Max... he's probably posting moeny for Stacey, and she will pop up some time in the future. I hate this storyline though..Alfie resisted Blondies advances and now I wish he hadnt.
    I hope they dont drag this out for ages. Emmerdale and Corrie are definitely better these days!

  • Comment number 69.

    There is NO way it's Jack. The only feelings he has for Kat are brotherly, we've seen it many times. He doesn't fancy her and the arm that we saw after the fight had a suit jacket on it.

    Why do people think that Kat wouldn't look at Derek because of his looks? He is no less attractive a man than Kat is a woman. She looks like a man in drag half the time, quite ghastly!

  • Comment number 70.

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  • Comment number 71.

    It is Fatboy. For definite, unless there is a last-minute change of plot. The bed bugs, the mobile phone, he was in the bar fight and Kat was purposely snubbing him in front of Alfie - those are the clues which will be focused on in the reveal episode.

  • Comment number 72.

    Well we know now it's definitely not Michael.
    I still think it's Max and my reason is that whenever the football team or any/all the suspects got together in the Vic, they all would look at Kat and smile or wink at her except for Max. Max would either be paying attention to his drink, phone or his cigarette and NOT paying any attention to Kat at all.. Plus as we have seen in the past Max is the kind of guy who would set up another flat to house his affairs. But Max leaving a message on Kat's phone saying I Love You is definitely not something Max would do. He's just a hit it and quit it kind of guy. There's also the possibility that it's nobody on the show currently and some new guy will pop up and be Kat's lover.

  • Comment number 73.

    All of them she is a slaapper and she will sleep with any one . Alfie darling you dont desrve her i mean how could she!!! she has a nice man lovely life so much love it think it crazy to lose all that for a fling . Its all wrong .


  • Comment number 74.

    It can't be any of the 5 suspects, because when her mystery fellow come to the back of the pub one night when the affair first started, she said no to him and told him to go, but quickly changed her mind and called him back, but she did mention something like, I don't want to get hurt by you again, so it has to be someone she has been with before, and out of the 5 she has only been with Michael, and we know its not him. So it has to be someone who she has been with before like, the delivery driver, gary(Lynn's ex), her uncle Harry (which I doubt), Anthony trueman. She has never been with ray, max, Derek or jack before so it can't possibly be them, unless eastenders have made a cock up with their story lines and forget this scene happened(the back door scene about not getting hurt again by him).

  • Comment number 75.

    It's so blatantly Derek. It's been obvious from the start, they have just littered it with as many red herrings as possible. It aint gonna be Max, his secret is whatever he got up to in Manchester and thats what will wreck the wedding in December no doubt. Plus he was busy away posting money when Kat was meeting her lover in one episode. He's the biggest red herring of all. Jack would just be a complete bore if it was him. And Kat has been around both of them for a while in the show now - what two years? It doesn't really make sense she would just all of a sudden just fall for either of them without there being some sort of hint before. Derek...we haven't seen him with a woman yet (bar Rainie), he has motive for Alfie stitching him over the booze, he's got the money for the flat, and just generally the reveal with him would be much, much more interesting. Half the reason she refused to tell Alfie his name was because any confrontation with Derek probably wouldn't end well for Alfie! There has also been some very subtle clues/dialogue in certain episodes. I really hope they don't drag the identity out until Christmas now, at least have the viewer finding out in the next month or so and then Alfie at Xmas, otherwise it really will be testing the viewers patience.

  • Comment number 76.

    I have just watched the playback of the fight and kat bandaging her lovers hand up, and the hand looked slightly dark in colour, but that could have been the light. The hand was fat and chunky with short stumpy fingers, and no watch on. Max, jack and ray have slim hands, so that counts them out, the only other 4 biggish men are Derek, fatboy, masood and phill who were all wearing watches. But it's not who I thought first, which was someone from her past who was coming back in the show and was sneaking around without anyone knowing that he was back in the square. Because when kat was bandaging his hand Alfie walked in and didn't look suspicious that they was upstairs in the pub, which also made me think it was phill or fanboy. Because anyone else would have looked suspicious being up there. And also the hand she was bandaging had no rings, bracelets or watches on and that counts out all the 5 usual suspects.

  • Comment number 77.

    its defo derek look when heather was pregnant no thought it wud b darren n it was defo not jack cause he getting into sharon n not max cause hes dun it b4 n they wana make ppl think its him so thats y i say derek :)


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