The stars of EastEnders have filmed the funeral of a character who will die in the soap later this year.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Daily Star reports that Jessie Wallace (Kat), Shane Richie (Alfie) and Charlie Brooks (Janine) filmed the funeral of troubled character Michael (Steve John Shepherd) on Monday.

The paper says he will be killed off in the coming months, "after viewers see a completely different side to meek and mild Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks)".

A source told the paper: "This autumn is going to be huge in Albert Square.

"Viewers have already seen what Michael is capable of but he's only going to get worse."

The source continued: "Alice has been in love with him for months and he's going to use her again to get what he wants - his daughter Scarlett.

"There will be lots of twists and turns along the way before he dies. The exact details of his death are being kept secret.

"All the cast and crew have been sworn to secrecy but it will be must see viewing for the fans."

The source added: "And there will be a lot of shocks and gasps when it all plays out on screen. Michael has been such a dark character and his exit is very fitting."

The funeral scenes will air in November.