EastEnders bosses have teased what's next for Albert Square residents as the soap celebrates turning 35 with dramatic scenes.

Head of Continuing Drama, Kate Oates, revealed how the week would be panning out.

"So you've got the Carters on Monday, and then we're looking at the Beales and the Fowlers on Tuesday, the Mitchells will be taking centre stage on Thursday, and everything coming together with this big culmination on Friday," she explained.

"They're the story strands that we've been building up to."

She hinted at a harrowing death upcoming after Linda Carter became trapped in a boat that was rapidly filling up with water.

"There's the next chapter of Whitney's story now – the situation with Leo got the grisly end that it did, paying tribute to Den and Angie in some ways with Mick and Linda but then twisting it, with those divorce papers being signed at the end of the week, and now obviously Mick taking those 'til death us do part' vows very, very seriously," she teased.

She also gave some insight into what the upcoming episodes will entail, saying: "We'll be picking up on the existing story strands with Callum, picking up with Keanu – are him and Sharon going to abscond?

"Why is Phil back? What's happening with Bobby now that he's being trolled online for his beliefs?"

She added the storylines would be "coming to fruition in a very, very dramatic way", with "serious consequences".

Meanwhile, Executive Producer Jon Sen opened up on the inspiration for the boat storyline.

"We wanted to do something epic, obviously. It's the anniversary," he explained.

The show did live episodes for the 25th and 30th anniversaries, and the pressure was on to deliver something "equally iconic, equally a big audience event", he revealed.

He continued: "I remember we all got together and we sat down and listed everything we wanted an anniversary episode to be, and when we dug into it, we thought about what we wanted to celebrate EastEnders.

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"London, contemporary, compelling kind of stories and then obviously we have the shot of the Thames in the opening credits and you go 'ah, there's the idea!' and it kind of came from there, really."

*EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One