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EastEnders reveals identity storyline involving George Knight

In the New Year, George will make a discovery about his identity after his parents reveal the true means by which he was adopted.



Played by Elizabeth Counsell and Christopher Fairbank, Gloria and Eddie will arrive in Walford to tell George that he was adopted via a process known as farming which saw children advertised for money for parents looking to give children a home.


The news leads George to make a discovery about his heritage which causes him to question the identity his parents impressed upon him since his adoption.



It will soon become apparent to viewers that Gloria and Eddie are not what they seem as it’s clear both are still concealing secrets from their son, and Eddie’s racist ideologies come to the fore as his fractured relationships with his family are exposed as they challenge him on his views. 


EastEnders has worked with experts, and a number of people with lived experience of farming to ensure the storyline is handled as sensitively and as accurately as possible.

Speaking on the storyline, Executive Producer Chris Clenshaw said "EastEnders has a rich history of telling challenging yet truthful stories which reflect past and present events. George Knight’s storyline will force him to question the identity his parents gave him from childhood as he discovers the true means by which he was adopted."


"It was imperative that we worked with experts and people with lived experience of farming to ensure the storyline is handled as sensitively and as accurately as possible."


EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One with first look episodes available from 6am on BBC iPlayer

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