There will be a showdown in Albert Square after Christmas as deception looks set to destroy the friendship between two EastEnders characters.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Cousins Joey (David Witts) and Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) rekindle their romance following the death of his father Derek (Jamie Foreman).

However, there are further problems for the pair when Lucy (Hetti Bywater) sees them kissing.

Knowing that Lucy still feels very strongly about Joey, Lauren tries to explain and also tells Lucy about how she crashed the car and how Joey took the blame.

Furious over Lauren's deceit, Lucy goes to the police station, ready to turn her in.

The scenes will air on BBC One and RTÉ One on Friday January 4.