EastEnders fans have been told that recovering alcoholic Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) is in for a surprise as she gets to know new love interest Jake Stone (Jamie Lomas).

Warning: spoiler alert!

In next week's episodes, Lauren will discover that Jake is married.

Actor Lomas told Soaplife: "She's very attractive, but she is quite young. It is a gradual thing between them.

"Jake doesn't have an ulterior motive in getting to know her - he's not hiding the fact he's married, because he's just trying to help her and be a friend. That's what recovering alcoholics do. They try to be there to support each other."

When asked about his character's wife, Lomas replied: "They're being very secretive and not declaring too much to me at the moment. Yes, Jake is married, but he doesn't talk about his wife at first."