EastEnders viewers are fuming after a technical glitch resulted in a loss of sound at the climax of Thursday’s episode.

The set-up was a confrontation between Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).

The two ladies were having a not-very-friendly chat about Albert Square baddie Dean Wicks; the man who raped Linda and is her brother-in-law, to boot.

Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders



Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC)

 

Little wonder fans lost it when the sound cut out during their talk. Could there be a more tense moment for a technical fail?

Twitter was soon awash with EastEnders viewers venting.

Some demanded a TV licence refund

 

Others wondered if they were at fault

 

 

 

Much annoyance at the timing of the fail

 

 

 

 

Fans went big on the apology angle

 

 

 

A few were content to gloat

 

But some saw the funny side