EastEnders will mark the general election result with a last-minute scene dropped into Friday’s episode.

Darren and Minty will discuss the result after seeing a copy of the Walford Gazette revealing the outcome, the BBC has confirmed. All results including a hung parliament have been considered.

In Friday’s scene, Darren and Minty walk across Albert Square and question whether the election result is good or bad for them.

They then decide to visit the Queen Vic for a couple of pints “before they put the prices up”.

EastEnders has referred to other landmark events with late scenes, including the death of Michael Jackson last year.

The scene – featuring Denise and Patrick – was filmed the morning after news of Jackson’s death was announced.

Football results and the election of President Barack Obama have also been covered with last-minute additions to episodes.

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