When invited to conduct a private video conversation for a customer, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) recently found herself in EastEnders with a tough dilemma.
When it was disclosed that the mother of three had begun working as an internet cam model in order to put food on the table, it created pandemonium in her household.
Daughter Lily (Lillia Turner) was shocked to learn that a group of schoolboys had come together to pay for a membership for her mother’s page. She then informed Stacey that she wanted to leave school and get a job on her own so that Stacey could erase her profile without facing any consequences.
Stacey was prompted by this to take into account a proposal from one of her customers who wanted to pay for exclusive live stream films with her outside of the website.
Although the buyer’s name has remained a mystery, viewers of the programme think they may have figured it out and have taken to Twitter to discuss their thoughts.
They are certain that Mr. Hawthorne, Freddie’s (Bobby Brazier) instructor, is the anonymous contributor.
Later, Mr. Hawthorne found Freddie and apologised, speculating that he could be suffering from ADHD.
Since then, he has made numerous additional appearances, participating in the pub quiz at the Queen Vic and setting up a meeting for his former student with an ADHD expert.
Some viewers, however, are dubious of his good actions and question whether he could be using Freddie as a pawn to get to Stacey.
Fans are speculating if this plot will take a dark turn and result with Stacey’s secret buyer laying dead on the floor of the Queen Vic before the year is out since she is expected to be engaged in the murder on Christmas day.
Do we have a valid reason to be wary of Mr. Hawthorne? To find out, we’ll have to wait.
BBC One broadcasts EastEnders from Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.