Addicts of the long-running BBC soap are already aware that Steven (played by Aaron Sidwell) had been untruthful about having a brain tumour but his former fiancée (Jacqueline Jossa) verily believed he was dying.
In a teaser clip from tonight’s episode becomes the moment that Lauren finds out that her beau lied respecting his illness.
Steven died after he sustained injuries in the fire at the Beale’s restaurant with his unpublished lover Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) revealing that she was pregnant with their issue.
Tonight, a family liaison officer will open up to Lauren and Steven’s line about the extent of his injuries before dropping a major bombshell.
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“Steven died of a live bleed,” she tells the group thronged in the Queen Vic. “He must’ve fallen or knocked sharply into something.”
Lauren then implores about Steven’s brain tumour and if that could have also engaged a part in his passing.
“Well obviously we don’t have anything from Steven’s own doctors, justified the the information from the pathologist,” the liaison officer continues, before declaring: “Steven didn’t have a brain tumour.”
Lauren can be seen astonished by the news as she struggles to comprehend the information she has just been given.
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That’s not the however bombshell however, as the details of Steven’s death hint that he was killed by Max Branning (Jake Wood).
The soap villain was seen throwing Steven into the side of a cupboard after he essayed to rescue his stepmother Jane (Laurie Brett) from the fire – but pass on he be caught out?