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SPOILER ALERT! Fatboy and Whitney eat fish and chips in Southend as it's rumoured an EastEnders favourite dies on the pier...
By Jody Thompson
Last updated at 10:52 AM on 22nd June 2011
It's not often that the residents of EastEnders escape the confines of Walford for a day out of E20 - and it seems that they're stringing out the forthcoming Southend storyline for as long as possible.
As previously reported by Mail Online, Whitney Dean is at the popular Essex seaside resort as the last scenes of her prostitution storyline are played out.
In scenes filmed yesterday, she is seen grabbing some fish and chips with her friend Fatboy, which they eat with a liberal helping of arguments as well as the more standard salt and vinegar.
Out of the frying pan: Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) and Fatboy (Ricky Norwood) were seen getting fish and chips in scenes being films for EastEnders in Southend yesterday
Carrying a large teddy - which Fatboy may have won for her at the funfair - and sporting neon pink fingernails, pink lined hoodie and leggings with trainers, Whitney does manage a smile however once they have finished their greasy meal.
Fatboy, played by Ricky Norwood, 23, and Whitney, played by Shona McGarty, 19, have been filming in Southend for a few weeks now.
They've been seen having a blazing row outside the B&B where they're staying but kissing and making up afterwards, and going on the rollercoaster at the funfair.
Drama: EastEnders has been filming in the Essex seaside town for a few weeks now in one of the soap's rare location shoots
A-salt and batter-y: The pair are seen rowing as they tuck into their greasy feast - while apparently Ryan Malloy meets a sticky end on the pier
Smiling again: After their seaside row and a tray of fried food, Whitney is seen smiling again as the prostitution storyline begins to finally wrap up
It appears that kind-hearted Fatboy has come to rescue his friend from falling into the clutches of evil Rob and being sexually exploited once more.
Whitney has been seen fighting off Rob once more as they walked along Southend seafront.
Meanwhile, rumours abound that Ryan Malloy is set for a dramatic exit from the Square which could be linked to scenes filmed on the town's pier which left a stuntman injured.
Emotional: The pair have filmed a few scenes of fighting and making up in the Southend storyline
Soap baddie: Whitney is seen in the clutches of evil pimp Rob (played by Jody Latham) again
Apparently, shortly after discovering that his sister Whitney had been sexually exploited, Ryan decides to track down her pimp Rob and finds him at the pier with Whitney.
In true EastEnders style a fight then breaks out between Ryan, played by Neil McDermott, 30, and Rob, played Jody Latham, 29, and they tussle on the pier.
Filming earlier this month almost ended in tragedy when a stunt went wrong.
On his way out: Ryan, left, played by Neil McDermott and seen with screen wife Janine, played by Charlie Brooks, is due to leave the show after the Southend plot
A 21-year-old stuntman, who was playing McDermott's double, is believed to have been blown off the pier and hit his head on rocks below.
A spokesperson for EastEnders later confirmed: 'We can confirm that a stuntman was injured. We all wish him a speedy recovery.'
Of the scenes between Ryan and Rob, an EastEnders source said: 'When he comes face to face with the man who pimped out his little sister he's not going to hold back.
'The scenes are going to be explosive. The fight ends with a dramatic cliff-hanger where viewers will be left wondering if either of them survives.'
Screen exit: Perhaps Ryan will be reunited offscreen with his former love Stacey (Lacey Turner) and their baby
Ryan joined the Albert Square cast in 2009 and has been involved in a series of hard-hitting storylines ever since.
A show spokesperson said that the decision for him to leave was made in December and was mutual.
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