Due to the high cost of living, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) has been having difficulty making ends meet in EastEnders.
Stacey went to cam work, where she sold images of herself to internet purchasers, in order to get some additional money to help put food on the table.
Stacey understood she still had a long way to go until her debts were paid off and she wasn’t living hand to mouth when the bailiffs were around in recent scenes.
However, just when things seemed hopeless, Stacey got a message on her Secret Cam app with an offer that forced her to make a decision.
One of her internet customers was willing to pay £50 for a film, but they insisted that Stacey reveal her identity, so she would no longer be able to post anonymously.
The next morning, Stacey contemplated the offer as she made her way to the breakfast van, pausing by Whitney Dean’s (Shona McGarty) booth to gawk at a corset.
Whitney saw Stacey staring and presented her the corset as a gift after assuming that Stacey had a hot date.
Even though Stacey had other motives for desiring it, she happily accepted it.
Eve Unwin (Heather Peace), who was scheduled to work at the van, came, so Stacey left for “the bank,” picking up a bag of groceries instead of her corset inadvertently.
Eve saw her error and turned around to carry the bag home, only to run into Stacey.
Eve questioned Stacey’s decision to wear a full face of makeup until she revealed that she had gone home to take a sleep rather than go to the bank.
Stacey was forced into a corner and ultimately acknowledged what she had been doing when Eve became persuaded that she was covertly seeing a male.
Eve reassured her that her cam job was nothing to be embarrassed of as she described it.
Stacey spoke candidly about her conflict about baring her face for additional money with Eve by her side.
Eve suggested that Stacey look for more job elsewhere if she doesn’t want to do it, but Stacey countered it wouldn’t be enough to help them out of their present predicament.
Will Stacey decide to go on camera even though she is confident they won’t live without the additional money?