EastEnders producers have decided to alter the Lucas Johnson storyline in next week’s EastEnders due to the recent tragic murders in Bradford.
The psychotic preacher was believed to murder a prostitute in the storyline, but EastEnders has decided to reshoot part of this plot.
A statement from the EastEnders press office reads: “EastEnders storylines are written many months in advance and any similarity to real life events is coincidental. However, on this occasion, to ensure we do not cause distress to the families involved in the recent tragic events in Bradford we have decided to reshoot some parts of the storyline involving Lucas Johnson.”
It’s not currently clear which parts of the plot will be reshot, but the storyline will appear different to previews published in magazines before the decision was taken.