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05th Jan 2023

EastEnders viewers slate show over ‘disturbing’ pregnancy storyline

Kat O'Connor

Have you tuned into EastEnders recently?

EastEnders viewers have called out the soap over one of its latest storylines. Following on from the dramatic Christmas special, which saw fan-favourite Mick (Danny Dyer) killed off, the soap has caused quite a stir with its newest storyline.

This week, viewers were shocked to discover that Stacey Slater’s (Lacey Turner) 12-year-old daughter Lily (Lillia Turner) was pregnant.

Both actresses have received heaps of praise for their part in the story, but many viewers believe the writers have gone too far. Fans of the soap took to Twitter to express their outrage over the ‘disturbing’ plot.

One viewer wrote, “I really hate this Lily storyline in EastEnders, especially after Mick’s storyline where Katy Lewis manipulated and groomed a 12-year-old child.”

Another added, “I know it’s realistic and happens, but the Eastenders Lily story of getting pregnant at 12 years old is absolutely disgusting to me.”

One shared, “Yes it’s disturbing but people are acting like a 12-year-old has never been pregnant in real life. It happens. My problem with it is if you didn’t see the rumours it seems to have come out of nowhere. And very out of character for Lily.”

Another wrote, “This storyline is just going to get more and more disturbing.”

What do you make of this storyline?

EastEnders airs tonight at 8 pm on BBC 1.