Brits think EastEnders Christmas bombshell moment is the best in soap TV history
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If you’re a fan of soaps, perhaps you’ll remember this classic moment from EastEnders that has been widely regarded as one of the best moments in TV history by some fans. You can see the moment for yourself below.
After all, why not sit around enjoying your festive fullness and watching the misery of some fictional Londoners, right?
It’s been on the telly for well more than three decades, so there’s obviously something to it, and according to the people who read Radio Times, one moment stands right out.
Max and Stacey’s affair from 2007 is the moment that most people think is the best moment ‘in soap history’ apparently.
The moment came years back when Lauren Branning – played by I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here winner Jacqueline Jossa – pressed play on a video that showed Stacey Slater – played by Lacey Turner – kissing Max (Jake Wood) on the night of Stacey’s wedding to his son Bradley (Charlie Clements).
Yes, it’s a bit of a mess.
It’s made even more difficult given the fact that the whole family was sitting around on Christmas Day watching it unfold in grim detail.
Then, the famous drums sounded, and the UK was held in suspense until the next time.
This is far from the only moment in EastEnders history that has held audiences rapt.
Back in 1986, 30 million people tuned in to see Dirty Den – played by Leslie Grantham – serving Angie – played by Anita Dobson – some divorce papers.
Then, in another moment voted for by fans, Archie Mitchell – the immediately recognisable Larry Lamb – was killed in 2009.
Like we’ve said, EastEnders is just as much as a part of Christmas as pigs in blankets.
This year will be no different, with a double episode set to air on Christmas Day at 9:35pm on BBC One.
This year, we’re set to see Kat Slater make a big confession to Phil, who is down £30,000 after a prank backfired.
What’s more, Kat kissed Alfie and may be forced to confess to her infidelity.
Hell, it’s more dramatic and sordid that just about any family’s Christmas.
You’d have to go some way to match it, anyway.
Discussing the story, Shane Ritchie, who plays Alfie, said: "There is a danger that people are going to say, 'Alfie, give it up now. It's just desperate!' but that's Alfie.
"He loves Kat so much that he just thinks there's that glimmer of hope there, and he is desperate. He is desperate for her to realise that she's still the love of his life."
If you want to catch up on the drama, it’s on every Monday to Thursday on BBC One, with that double episode kicking off at 9:35pm.