EastEnders spoilers: Max Branning announced as Queen Vic owner as legal ‘loophole’ exposed

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Fans have been patiently waiting for the explosive moment Dotty Cotton (played by Milly Zero) finally exposed Ian Beale’s (Adam Woodyatt) killer secret to Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean). But after only just settling into the Queen Vic, Sharon and Ian are likely to lose it, when it’s revealed where Ian got his money from to buy his share. And, Max Branning (Jake Wood) could be the one to take it over. 

In upcoming scenes, Ian will organise a meeting with a councillor to try and get backing to become the Chair of the Planning Committee. 

But, as Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) becomes increasingly more worried about Ian’s financial situation, Max is going to turn up and rock the boat even more. 

Kathy is set to overhear Max joking about ways of getting money off Ian. 

But, when she advises him not to push him at the moment, Max will do the opposite and go out to find him to confront him. 

However, unaware of where Ian got the money for the Queen Vic, all will be revealed when Max confronts the killer. 

As viewers know, before the lockdown was announced, Max had asked Ian to help him get out of his share of Walford East as he goes through his divorce with Rainie Cross (Tanya Franks).

But, with Ian’s meeting underway at Walford East, Max will crash the encounter. 

Max will accuse Ian of stealing his money, and the new Queen Vic landlord will try and make it clear that the Branning brother will get his money back. 

In a spoiler clip recently shown on EastEnders: Secrets from the Square, Max can be seen telling Ian: “You are unbelievable Ian. 

“You are unbelievable, that’s my money Ian, that is every penny, everything I own.”

But, if Ian is arrested for Denny Rickman’s (Bleu Landau) tragic death earlier this year, it seems Max could be named the new owner of the Queen Vic, as technically it’s his money, which was used to buy it.

Surely Sharon won’t want to stay in Walford when she realises her closest friend was responsible for her son’s death, which means Max could take over by himself.

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As Max and Rainie’s divorce finally comes through, he could be looking for a new challenge – could running the Queen Vic be the answer?

Elsewhere on EastEnders, BBC bosses announced tragic news regarding Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) as viewers finally get a view into the Walford homes during the lockdown. 

After months of harrowing abuse at the hands of her husband Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander Smith), Chantelle is set to die in a violent attack. 

“Chantelle’s story is such an important one to tell accurately and upon both character’s inception we planned her tragic ending with the intention of embedding the stark reality of domestic abuse at the heart of the Atkins family,” EastEnders boss Jon Sen explained.

“Being able to shed light on the realities of what goes on behind closed doors has never been more crucial given the harrowing statistics as a result of the current pandemic and hopefully Chantelle’s story will encourage people to speak out to someone they trust and get the support that they need.

“We’re very sorry to see Jessica go but hope that her impact on viewers is long-lasting,” he added. 

EastEnders airs on BBC One tonight at 7.35pm. 

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