Cindy Beale made a shocking return from the dead after 26-years last month, as she was revealed to be living in France with ex-husband Ian Beale.
And now EastEnders viewers are convinced have worked out how the villain, played by Michelle Collins, will work her way back to Albert Square.
During Wednesday’s episode, Ian’s mum Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) was discussing her upcoming honeymoon with son Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden).
While drowning her sorrows at the Prince Albert she was busy complaining about her husband-to-be Rocky (Brian Conley) after he attempted to organise her a surprise hen do.
Saying: ‘I have been on at him for months about a cruise for our honeymoon, I’ve given him all the info and what does he do?,’.
Shocking: EastEnders viewers have been left convinced they have uncovered how Cindy Beale will make her dramatic return to Albert Square on Monday (Kathy Beale pictured)
Back with a bang: Cindy made a shocking return from the dead after 26-years last month, as she was revealed to be living in France with ex-husband Ian Beale
Kathy continued: ‘He books us a cottage in France’.
Racing to Twitter fans were convinced the trip would see characters collide with one writing: ‘Cottage in France for Kathy’s honeymoon and it just happens to be where Ian currently is’.
While a second said: ‘Honeymoon in France, bet she runs into Ian’.
A third commented: ‘OMG Kathy and Rocky are going to a cottage in France…. Ian and Cindy are also in France?!?’.
Another echoed the sentiment saying: ‘So Rocky has booked a villa inFrance for him and Kathy’s honeymoon? What’s the betting it’s right near Ian and Cindy’.
And: ‘Cottage in France? Does she bump into Ian there?’.
However later in the episode Rocky surprised Kathy with her cruise tickets, as the plot continues to thicken.
In the pub: While drowning her sorrows at the Prince Albert she was busy complaining about her husband-to-be Rocky (Brian Conley) and his honeymoon plans in France
Shock: With fans racing to Twitter convinced the trip would see characters collide
Convinced: One wrote: ‘Cottage in France for Kathy’s honeymoon and it just happens to be where Ian currently is’
It comes after fears for EastEnders’ future have reportedly been ignited as fans have switched off in their droves over ‘desperate’ plots in recent times.
In the BBC soap’s heyday, the programme would draw in audiences of up to 30million, with storylines such as Den and Angie Watts’ divorce dominating – however, this week the soap has barely drawn in over a million viewers, according to overnight figures.
It is said that viewers have been put off by ludicrous recent plots such as soap legend Cindy Beale returning from the dead – which has been branded a ‘desperate move’ – while there are also claims that the stories have gone ‘woke’.
The decision to build an eye-watering £87million new set is also said to have come under scrutiny on the show, despite the programme recently winning big at the recent British Soap Awards, with four gongs in publicly voted categories.
And now, according to The Sun, it’s said to be a ‘worrying time’ for EastEnders, with bleak predictions that viewers may be watching the ‘final days’ of the BBC soap.
Concern: It comes after fears for EastEnders ‘ future have reportedly been ignited as fans have switched off in their droves over ‘desperate’ plots in recent times
Before and after: The old EastEnders set has finally been demolished more than a year after the BBC soap opera moved to its brand new £87million set
Peak: In the BBC soap’s heyday, it would draw in audiences of up to 30 million, with storylines such as Den and Angie Watts’ divorce dominating – however, this week it’s drawn a little over a million viewers
A source told the publication: ‘It’s a worrying time for EastEnders. It used to be the show which everybody was talking about but it’s now in a precarious position where older viewers are switching off, and younger viewers have no interest.
‘Bringing back presumed dead characters is a desperate move which rarely works, but EastEnders is really running out of options. We could be watching its final years.’
Despite the concerns, an insider said: ‘EastEnders still remains an institution as far as the BBC is concerned and the feedback is that young people are loving it…
‘They were particularly glued to the recent pregnancy storyline where 11 year old Lily Slater announced she was having a baby. The figures are nowhere near what they were but as far as the bosses are concerned there is a huge appetite.’
A spokesperson for EastEnders told MailOnline: ‘EastEnders episodes are made live to the audience at 6am every morning on BBC iPlayer giving the audience the choice to watch when and where they choose…
‘So when episodes are moved to a different day, or channel, due to a live sporting event it is no surprise that this is reflected in the regular overnight audience…
‘Over the last two weeks EastEnders has been streamed almost 18 million times on BBC iPlayer and remains one of iPlayer’s most popular programmes.’