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EastEnders’ Martin Fowler will leave a man for dead in hit and run accident this Christmas

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EASTENDERS’ Martin Fowler is going to leave a man for dead in a dramatic hit and run this Christmas.

The fruit-and-veg-flogger-gone-rogue, who is played by actor James Bye in the BBC soap, will be drawn further into the dark side as he takes another life this year.

Martin famously caused the death of Jamie Mitchell back in 2002 in a hit and run.

And the soap will now revisit that as a scheme with Tubbs sees the pair flee after they hit an innocent bystander on their way back from a crime.

EastEnders boss Kate Oates told The Sun Online: "They left a guy laying in the road so there’s that still to play out.

"And the resonance for Martin over what happened Jamie will be there too."

Martin's guilt will spiral out of control after the incident, and he will lean on ex-wife Sonia to cope.

Their growing connection will no doubt have fans wondering if Martin and Sonia could be set for a romantic reunion, with the nurse admitting she still had feelings for her ex earlier this week.

Actor James Bye added: "With Martin and Sonia, because they've got such history, I think a reunion is always on the cards.

"So who knows? But with the history they've had it's certainly on the cards - he's in a bad place so he needs someone."

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James added of Martin’s dark side: "He's been put in a position that he had no control over, or he certainly thought he had no control over, and his primary focus is on Bex because the rest of his family are gone.

"He will do anything, as you'll see, to protect her and what he's got left, so yeah, let's see how that plays out.

"I don't think anyone is going to really be that happy with the choices he's made over Christmas."

EastEnders airs on Christmas Day at 9.30pm on BBC One