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Linda packs her bags and prepares to leave Walford after being confronted in EastEnders

Can she be convinced to stay?

Waking up at The Vic full of regret, Linda confides in Elaine, whilst Alfie has a heart-to-heart with Ian who encourages him to take a holiday to celebrate the end of his cancer treatment.

Later, bumping into Alfie on the Square, Linda apologises for avoiding him and when Alfie reveals that he's leaving the Square for a holiday, they head to his flat for a heart-to-heart and Alfie invites her to go with him.

Baulking at the sight of Karen who has returned for answers about what happened at Christmas, Linda rushes back to The Vic to pack a suitcase and leave.

Catching Linda, Elaine tries to persuade her otherwise, but Linda is adamant she's leaving with Alfie.

Later, Stacey is shocked when Elaine lets slip that Linda is leaving the Square and Elaine heads to Flat 5D for a heart-to-heart with Alfie.

Meanwhile, Lauren’s suspicions grow as she spots Linda secretly drinking in The Vic before Karen enters, demanding an audience with her on the events of Christmas.

After revealing to Elaine that she's giving up the booze, Lauren catches Linda with a bag of hidden wine from the Minute Mart and offers to look after Annie, whisking her away before Linda has time to agree.

When Kathy interrupts, Linda attempts to hide her wine but it’s not long before the pair erupt into an argument and the conversation continues to get more heated in the bar as Ben tries to intervene.

But Linda makes her excuses and heads to The Albert after Lauren and Kathy both tell Linda to sober up.

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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