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EastEnders’ Martin Fowler tries to force 12-year-old daughter Lily Slater to have an abortion

Martin Fowler has been left reeling after the discovery that 12-year-old daughter Lily Slater was pregnant. 

And next week the distressed parent will attempt to force the youngster (Lilia Turner) into having an abortion.

But Martin (James Bye) comes to blows with former partner Stacey (Lacey Turner) who refuses to pressure the preteen into making a decision. 

EastEnders FIRST LOOK: Martin Fowler tries to force daughter Lily Slater to have an abortion as 12-year-old’s family continues to reel from the shock pregnancy

In spoiler snaps for next weeks episodes Martin can be seen furiously shouting Stacey as a tearful Lily looks on.   

Lily is expecting a child with Ricky Jr (Frankie Day) after losing her virginity to him late last year.  

Later in the episode the youngster then has a conversation with aunt Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) who is also pregnant.

Furious: In spoiler snaps for next weeks episodes Martin can be seen furiously shouting Stacey as a tearful Lily looks on

And despite her having no idea about her niece’s predicament, the chat helps the Lily come to a decision and she heads off to tell her parents. 

The BBC soap got 2023 off to an explosive start on New Year’s Day as Lily’s mother Stacey was left stunned when a doctor revealed her little girl was pregnant, following her hospital dash amid the carbon dioxide leak.

And though fans speculated about who the dad-to-be could be, EastEnders finally confirmed who he is, with the gripping scenes last week.

Who is it? EastEnders have finally revealed Ricky Jr (Frankie Day) was the father of Lily’s baby 

It comes after Lily finally learned that she was pregnant, with mum Stacey breaking down in tears as she delivered the bombshell news.

While the youngster was alarmed to discover she was expecting, she refused to reveal the identity of the father, causing worried Stacey to fear that she had been groomed by an adult. 

In scenes towards the end of the episode (which is already available on BBC iPlayer), Stacey is at her wits’ end as she begs her daughter to tell the truth. 

Shock: The BBC soap got 2023 off to an explosive start on New Year's Day as Lily's mother Stacey was left stunned when a doctor revealed her little girl was pregnant

Shock: The BBC soap got 2023 off to an explosive start on New Year’s Day as Lily’s mother Stacey was left stunned when a doctor revealed her little girl was pregnant

Stacey begs her, saying: ‘Please darling, at least then I will know you haven’t been abused and groomed by some pervert!’ 

With Lily staying tight-lipped, Stacey then enlists the help of her mother Jean (Gillian Wright) to help persuade Lily to do the right thing and put them out of their misery.

Sitting down next to her grand-daughter, Jean tells her: ‘You know love, we love you very much and I am going to tell you a secret.

Revealed: And though fans have speculated about who the dad-to-be could be, EastEnders have finally confirmed who he is, with the gripping scenes set to air in Wednesday's episode

Revealed: And though fans have speculated about who the dad-to-be could be, EastEnders have finally confirmed who he is, with the gripping scenes set to air in Wednesday’s episode 

‘Your mum loves you more than anyone else in the whole world, and as much as you want it to, and we all want it to, this isn’t going to go away.

‘You know that, you are not a child, in face I think you are more grown up than me sometimes, so please put your mum’s mind at rest.’

Finally opening up to her worried family, Lily then remarks: ‘He’s not my boyfriend. We only did it once.’

The youngster then goes on to confirm that the father is Ricky Junior – the 12-year-old son of Sam Mitchell and Jack Branning. 

Help: Elsewhere, Lily's mother Stacey (Lacey Turner) was left stunned when a doctor revealed her little girl was pregnant , following her hospital dash amid the carbon dioxide leak

Help: With Lily staying tight-lipped, Stacey then enlists the help of her mother Jean (Gillian Wright) to help persuade Lily to do the right thing and put them out of their misery 

However, Lily urges Jean and Stacey not to tell him, warning them: ‘He can never find out!’ 

But will Stacey and Jean be able to keep Lily’s secret? 

Amid the gripping new plot, actress Lacey Turner, 34, opened up about her on-screen daughter’s plight and her character’s shock at the thought of her daughter becoming a mum at such a young age.

Revealed: The youngster then goes on to confirm that the father is Ricky Junior (left) - the 12-year-old son of Sam Mitchell and Jack Branning

Revealed: The youngster then goes on to confirm that the father is Ricky Junior (left) – the 12-year-old son of Sam Mitchell and Jack Branning

She explained to press: ‘Stacey’s in complete and utter shock. They’re talking about her twelve-year-old daughter, who doesn’t have a boyfriend, and as far as Stacey knows, isn’t really that into boys. 

‘Initially, Stacey thinks that the doctors must be wrong. After that, she goes through every single emotion that you could possibly feel in such a short space of time.’ 

Lacey went on to say how Stacey’s initially kept the news from Lily’s adoptive father Martin Fowler (James Bye), however, she has confided in mum Jean (Gillian Wright).

She added: ‘Stacey is treading on eggshells. She needs to find out from Lily how this happened, who the father is, and all the details. But to do that, she needs to build trust with Lily, and if her daughter wants it to be a secret, then Stacey will keep it secret. 

Poorly: The news came after Lily (Lilia Turner) was rushed to hospital after she and several others - including Jean and Eve - fell ill due to a carbon monoxide leak

Poorly: The news came after Lily (Lilia Turner) was rushed to hospital after she and several others – including Jean and Eve – fell ill due to a carbon monoxide leak at the Slater’s New Year’s Eve party

News: A doctor then called her out of the room, telling her: 'We were worried about the severity of your daughter's stomach aches, so we did an ultrasound and something's come up, which given her age is of concern'

News: A doctor then called her out of the room, telling her: ‘We were worried about the severity of your daughter’s stomach aches, so we did an ultrasound and something’s come up, which given her age is of concern’ 

Stunned: The doctor then broke the shocking news, telling Stacey: 'She's pregnant.' Unable to take in the jaw-dropping news, the character uttered: 'She can't be. She's twelve years old!'

Stunned: The doctor then broke the shocking news, telling Stacey: ‘She’s pregnant.’ Unable to take in the jaw-dropping news, the character uttered: ‘She can’t be. She’s twelve years old!’

‘That’s why she doesn’t confide in Martin because she’s just trying to get the information and build that trust and not break it.

‘Jean is Stacey’s rock, her best friend, and they have such a strong connection. Stacey and Jean have been through so much together, and Jean’s the only person who can really properly understand Stacey inside and out.’

The actress continued: ‘For Stacey to share this secret with her mum is a massive weight off of her shoulders, but she also wants someone to tell her what she should do. 

‘In Stacey’s head, she’s thinking, “Do I just go with what Lily wants? Should I be angry? Should I tell Lily she can’t keep the baby?” Stacey is just looking to Jean for some help. She wants someone to tell her, “Stacey, this is what you do”.’

EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

Storyline: 'Stacey is treading on eggshells. She needs to find out from Lily how this happened, who the father is, and all the details. But to do that, she needs to build trust with Lily'

Storyline: ‘Stacey is treading on eggshells. She needs to find out from Lily how this happened, who the father is, and all the details. But to do that, she needs to build trust with Lily’

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