Bailey makes a shock decision in EastEnders after watching Karen go hungry

How will Mitch react when he finds out?


Whilst Rainie and Stuart weigh up the pros and cons of Bernadette being a surrogate, Mitch and Karen struggle to pay the bills.


When Karen gives the last meal to Bernie, leaving herself with no dinner, Bailey senses there are money issues offers Karen the change from the last shop she did for her Mum before she passed. Feeling ashamed, Karen tells her not to worry.


Noticing that Bailey is not her usual self, Isaac tries to reassure her by telling her that she must think about herself and not worry about anyone else.


Later, a fed up Mitch tells Karen how he can’t find work, and they can’t afford to pay for Bailey’s camp. Opening up, Karen worries about the kids and wonders if Bailey is better off fending for herself.


Unbeknownst to them, Bailey has heard everything and the next day, as she nervously prepares for the awards ceremony, Bailey thinks about what she heard and as they are about to leave, lies and says that the space camp will pay for the winners expenses. Much to the relief of Mitch.


Overhearing Mitch telling Karen he can’t afford the train fare, Bailey tells her dad that she wants to go to the awards ceremony without him - telling him she'll stay at Amy’s and Isaac will take them.


However, the next day, with Karen dressed smartly for her job interview, Mitch passes Bailey’s room and gets a shock!


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