Kat and Alfie hold their Countdown to Christmas party - but who will be caught secretly kissing Santa beneath the tree? Pat implores a suspicious Janine to trust her husband.
Janine bursts into Stacey’s room. Stacey’s alone. Janine demands to know where Ryan is. Stacey throws her out. Ryan emerges from underneath Lily’s cot. Janine waits outside the Slaters’ and tells Pat that Ryan is cheating on her. Pat marches Janine off for a chat, Ryan wouldn’t cheat on her. Later, Janine confronts Ryan, she knows he was at the Slaters’. Ryan tells her he was stealing a Christmas present for their bet. He gives Janine a present, only to discover it’s Lily’s. Ryan steals Kat’s keys and returns Lily’s present. Later at the Vic, Janine and Stacey dress in identical Sexy Santa outfits for Alfie’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’. Outside, Pat sees Ryan kissing a Sexy Santa through the window. When Janine comes outside to collect glasses, Pat realises Ryan is kissing Stacey.
Shirley’s angry that Jay tried to deal with Connor alone. Jay tells her he’ll sort it. Later, Shirley accidentally tells Phil what happened. Phil arrives at the Arches to see Jay knock Connor to the floor. Jay decides to change his name to Mitchell. Shirley is concerned, what about Ben? Billy is delighted until Phil tells him it’s because Jay is working for him. Billy is hurt.
Julie catches up with Billy and drags him away, the man isn’t their son. Julie confesses she’s just been pretending. She did try to find their son but he didn’t want to know her. Billy’s not sure he can trust her.
Connor offers Whitney some jewellery for the stall. He hints it’s stolen. Whitney initially declines, but when she can’t sell her ruined t-shirts she tells Connor she wants in.
Peter tells Ian and Jane he doesn’t want a party after Whitney turns down his offer of a joint birthday party.
|Pat Evans||Pam St Clement|
|Janine Malloy||Charlie Brooks|
|Ryan Malloy||Neil McDermott|
|Stacey Branning||Lacey Turner|
|Kat Moon||Jessie Wallace|
|Alfie Moon||Shane Richie|
|Phil Mitchell||Steve McFadden|
|Shirley Carter||Linda Henry|
|Jay Brown||Jamie Borthwick|
|Billy Mitchell||Perry Fenwick|
|Julie Perkins||Cathy Murphy|
|Jane Beale||Laurie Brett|
|Ian Beale||Adam Woodyatt|
|Peter Beale||Thomas Law|
|Whitney Dean||Shona McGarty|
|Connor Stanley||Arinze Kene|
|Jean Slater||Gillian Wright|
|Roger Green||Daniel Brocklebank|
|Executive Producer||Bryan Kirkwood|