EastEnders may have dropped a big clue about who could expose Chantelle Atkins’ abuse.
Amid fears from viewers that she will be killed off in a shocking lockdown murder twist, there’s also a hint that someone could come to her rescue.
Chantelle has been violently and verbally abused and manipulated by her husband Gray Atkins for years.
She’s managed to cover up her turmoil and her horrific injuries, with people on the outside believing them to be the perfect family.
While Mitch Baker, Chantelle’s dad, has always been suspicious there is something about Gray, he too eventually seemed to be won over.
Fearing for her life while believing he may change, Chantelle has found every way to cover up the ongoing ordeal.
But someone recently grew suspicious about her marriage, after her behaviour when talking about her husband.
Her boss Kheerat Panesar seems to think something could be going on, amid speculation they might have a fling.
While it’s unlikely he’s suspected the full truth, this may change in the coming weeks.
A backstage video released onto the soap’s Facebook page revealed new scenes coming up.
The soap recently went off air after halting filming in March, while cast and crew are now back on set filming new scenes.
One scene teased in the clip involves Mitch, Gray, Kheerat and Chantelle’s mother Karen Taylor.
Chantelle is nowhere to be seen, but given Gray is with these three characters and they apparently look distressed, fans have feared the worst.
Some have questioned if it looks like Gray says the words “she’s dead”, but others queried if he could actually be saying “what’s she said?”.
This could mean it’s Chantelle being discussed in the scenes, while details are being kept under wraps.
But given Kheerat’s only link to the family is being Chantelle’s boss, does this mean he will be the one to expose the truth?
With her nowhere to be seen and her parents looking worried, and with Gray looking smug, has Kheerat got her away from her abusive husband?
Other fan speculation includes a theory about her being missing or even in danger, with Kheerat trying to help find her.
EastEnders returns to BBC One later on in the year.