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George receives a devastating brain condition diagnosis in EastEnders

But will it be enough to stop him fighting?


When the girls break the news that Eddie held Gloria’s funeral without telling him, George is devastated. As he continues to struggle, he contacts Rufus to arrange a fight.

To help George grieve, Gina and Anna come up with the idea of holding a memorial for Gloria in The Vic and Anna leaves a message for their half-brother Junior to join them.

As the day of Gloria’s memorial arrives, George is nursing bad injuries from his fight the night before and the girls are disappointed when Junior is a no-show.

However, things get worse when George gets dizzy and almost collapses. Realising what’s happening, Cindy and Phil insist he goes to the hospital.

Once there, the doctors give George a CAT scan and discover he’s got a brain condition linked to repeated blows to the head, with the doctor telling him that one bad knock could kill him.

Meanwhile, Elaine and the girls are furious to discover he’s been fighting and Cindy knew.

Back in Walford, Cindy sees George get approached by Rufus, who gives him last night’s cash and the offer of another fight.

With Cindy is upset that the girls aren’t speaking to her because she kept George’s boxing secret, they eventually agree to meet her for lunch, where Cindy promises to convince George not to fight again.

Later, during a tense conversation, George initially rejects Cindy’s suggestion of online therapy to help him cope with his overwhelming emotions, but she talks him around.

Once alone, George rings Rufus to arrange a fight next week and later tells Cindy what he intends to dobut she gives him an ultimatum.

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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