EastEnders is going to address Englands loss in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia in tonights episode – because how could they not? The show has twice aired Mick Carter giving his thoughts on the football matches during special inserted scenes filmed by Danny Dyer and co-stars at the last minute – with him even suggesting that manager Gareth Southgate could be the next Brexit Minister.
However, now that the England side are officially out of the tournament, things may be less jubilant – but whether we will see characters criticising the performance or embracing the fact that the boys did us proud by getting so far remains to be seen.
Mick has been central to the last two inserted scenes but it could be any character this time – after all, just about everyone up and down the country was interested in whether or not it was coming home.
Away from the footie drama, there are fictional developments too – as Tina is soon given a lot more to worry about when a memory from the past returns to her thanks to menacing Stuart.
Elsewhere, Rainie Branning makes a decision on whether or not to be bought by Cora Cross while Martin and Stacey Fowlers announcement to the rest of the Slaters doesnt really go to plan.
EastEnders continues on Thursday 12th July at 7:30pm on BBC One.