CHANTELLE Atkins will be left terrified of her abusive husband Gray’s reaction to her pictures being on social media in EastEnders next week.
Her panic comes as she helps Whitney Dean with her clothing empire. But when she sees her images on social media, she panics about what her violent husband will think and lies to Whitney to get the posts down.
Chantelle – who’s played by Jessica Plummer – will also leave her boss Denise Fox frustrated when she asks to reduce her hours at the salon even further.
Will someone realise what’s going on with Chantelle?
EastEnders fans were left horrified last week when the domestic abuse storyline took a dark turn.
After being punched in the face by Chantelle’s dad, Mitch Baker, a grim-faced Gray locked Chantelle in the house after telling her not to go to work at the salon for a few days.
The solicitor – who is played by actor Toby-Alexander Smith in the BBC soap – has been secretly furious with Chantelle since last week for an imagined slight but she has been surrounded by her family so he has been unable to hurt her.
In last Friday’s episode, viewers watched with broken hearts as she begged various members of her family to stay in the house.
She became increasingly desperate to not be left alone with her husband and, at one point, practically begged her brother Keegan to move in so Gray couldn't hit her.
The harrowing scenes had viewers coldly dreading the episode's end all the way through, recognising what Chantelle was trying to do.
However, when Gray inspired Keegan to leave school to get a job, his dad Mitch reacted furiously and stormed over to the house to have it out with his son-in-law.
But when Gray told him how much of a terrible father he was, Mitch violently punched Gray and caused a huge scene.
As everyone left the house, a desperate Chantelle begged her mum Karen to stay to "help with the kids".
When she eventually had to leave, viewers were chilled to the bone by Gray's behaviour.
Chantelle tried to distract him by getting some frozen peas for his bruised face, but Gray simply walked to the front door and began locking it with the only key.
In harrowing scenes, he told her to take several days off work and told her it would just be them.
Viewers watched as Chantelle dropped the peas and ran for her life as the episode came to an end.
The scenes outraged and disturbed viewers.
One tweeted: "Actually feel sick watching the Chantelle and Grey storyline."
A second said: "So heartbreaking knowing that there are people in the world who are going through what Chantelle’s going through."
Another added: "OMG that ending had me so scared, I feel sick."
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