EastEnders‘ Janine Butcher could be set to silence yet another victim when she decides to put a stop to David Wicks revealing her murderous secret on Christmas Day.
David (Michael French) has been looking for a business loan and thinks his luck is in when he manages to get a recorded confession from Janine (Charlie Brooks) that she stabbed husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) to death.
Thinking he can use it to blackmail his one-time stepsister, David demands £250,000 to keep him from revealing their conversation where Janine admitted that jailed Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks) was not Michael’s killer.
Janine is desperate to stop him and tries to get Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) to act for her, but when he refuses she arranges her own Christmas Day meeting with David.
On the way to see what Janine wants, David hastily stashes the phone containing the evidence against Janine into Tiffany’s pocket. David goes off to meet Janine, but she is waiting in a car and smashes into him, knocking him to the ground and leaving viewers waiting to see if he has survived – and what will become of the recording.
Charlie said of her character to Inside Soap: “Janine trusts David – he’s virtually family, after all – and doesn’t think he could ever betray her in such a way.
“The anger she feels when she makes the decision to run him over comes from a place of utter betrayal. It forces her to behave completely irrationally.”
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