EastEnders fans were left gobsmacked on Friday evening as Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) told Stuart (Ricky Champ) and Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) that she wanted to be their surrogate.
The youngster was left horrified when her mum Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) suggested being a surrogate for the couple after a terrifying visit from the bailiffs.
With Karen and Mitch struggling to pay the bill at home, tensions continued to escalate in the flat.
The family returned home to find their belongings missing and Mitch later realised that Karen had been using loan sharks.
Karen took her anger out on her daughter, who was reduced to tears and left the flat.
Bernie later decided to make a huge decision to save her family and put herself forward to have a baby for Stuart and Rainie
Viewers watching at home rushed to their keyboards to discuss Bernie's jaw-dropping baby bombshell.
Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "Ah Bernie wanting to be Rainie and Stuart's surrogate. That's so lovely."
Another added: "Crumbs Bernie!"
While a third person posted: "Oh Bernie what a lovely thing to do!"
A fourth social media user said: "OMG Bernie!"
Rainie was surprised to find Bernie at her door and was left in further shock when the youngster explained why she was paying her a visit.
Will Bernie go through with the plan to help her family?
Actress Clair Norris recently spoke to Digital Spy on why Bernadette would make such a life-changing decision.
"The Taylors are well known for not being fortunate with money – sharing food, getting coupons and vouchers together to get through the day and missing out on meals," she said.
"I think Bernie really notices it more because she is getting older now and has to be more responsible, whereas when she was younger she was blindsided and told not to worry. Now that is reflected onto Bailey.
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"For Bernie, she takes it upon herself to get money, and even though she works at the call centre, it's just not enough, so she tries to find another way.
"Through hearsay and gossip on The Square, and what Tiffany went through, she finds out that Rainie and Stuart are still looking for a surrogate.
"She decides that this will be the best way to get a lot of money that could change the Taylors' lifestyle and living conditions, that's why she goes to them and wants to be their surrogate."
EastEnders continues Monday on BBC One at 8.05pm
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