EastEnders' Stacey Fowler is set to be struck yet another devastating blow later this month when her children are taken away by social services.
The stay-at-home mum - portrayed by Lacey Turner - will have a difficult fight on her hands next week when her son Arthur's grandmother Carmel Kazemi (Bonnie Langford) reports her to child services after she spots bruises on the baby's body.
Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, Bonnie said: "She doesn't know what it is, but she knows that it's not normal bruising and she's very worried.
"Carmel's trying to help and she thinks that she's being useful, but she should have checked her facts more. Although, you can't totally blame her - what if she was right? To Carmel, each time she's seen Stacey recently all the signs to her are that Stacey is not coping - Martin hasn't been around and she's without a support network and she saw Stacey lose her temper. So it looks to Carmel like she's really struggling."
However, the market inspector realises she's made a mistake almost straight away but can't bring herself to confess her error to Stacey and, instead, keeps quiet.
Bonnie explained: "It's horrendous for her. She knows that it won't turn out well as she would feel exactly the same in Stacey's position. She completely empathises with Stacey and regrets what she has done. Being both a mother and an older woman, Carmel knows it's not right to keep this from Stacey, but maybe this is not the best time to tell and who would benefit from sharing this information now? She's made a mistake but coming clean now would not be best for anyone."
Once Arthur - who collapsed after he overdosed on Stacey's bi-polar medication - is given the all-clear by the doctors, the brunette beauty tries to get her life back on track, but she's hit with another blow when social services reveal they'll be doing at-home visits from now on to ensure the children's safety isn't at risk.
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