Actor John Partridge is reprising his role as Christian Clarke for the funeral of a character in EastEnders.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater) will be murdered in the soap, with her final scenes airing on BBC One and RTÉ One on Friday April 18.

The whodunit will run up to the soap's 30th anniversary in February 2015.

Partridge, who left the show in November 2012, began filming the funeral scenes on Monday April 7.

The funeral episode will be shown in May.