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Charlotte Tutton

EastEnders clues Suki Panesar is Christmas killer as fans 'solve' victim's identity

EastEnders fans recently became convinced that they knew which character would be killed off on Christmas Day this year, after the news dropped in February.

Viewers learned in a special flashforward clip that an unnamed male character was being killed off at the end of the year, with one of six female characters thought to be the killer.

Suki Panesar, Kathy Beale, Denise Fox, Stacey Slater, Sharon Watts and Linda Carter all feature in the clip, while it's not known for sure who the killer is, or if it's someone else entirely.

But new clues on the BBC soap could point to the killer being unmasked as Suki, with two separate characters thought to be her victim.

As the countdown begins ahead of the big episode, here's the biggest clues that Suki is the killer...

EastEnders fans recently became convinced that they knew which character would be killed off on Christmas Day (BBC1)

Flashforward scene

The biggest clue of all has to be her appearance in the flashforward clip. The fact Suki is involved already means she could be the killer.

There's also the way Kathy stares at her in the aftermath of the death, with a look of concern or sympathy as though the victim is linked to Suki, or Suki has done something.

Suki has to sit down in shock, but she's the only character that isn't covered in blood or holding a weapon, and her dress isn't ripped like Kathy's.

So could this all be a major hint that Suki is the killer, and that she has killed someone close to her?

New dress clue

EastEnders viewers spotted something very odd during a recent episode (BBC1)

EastEnders viewers spotted something very odd during a recent episode, when a past scene was replayed on the BBC soap and it looked a little different.

Viewers were quick to question if the show had made a blunder, after something about the scene from a year ago had changed.

The scene in question was the moment Suki Panesar was attacked by Ranveer Gulati, leaving them both on the ground.

It had been recorded by a camera after Suki planned to trap Ranveer into signing a business deal, only for him to try to force her into sleeping with him.

But it was something that happened when the moment was replayed to Suki that left viewers baffled.

As Suki watched the moment she hit Ranveer after being attacked, she was shown wearing a purple or blue dress.

Fans quickly remembered though that at the time, Suki was wearing a bright pink frock, not a blue or purple one.

While some fans wondered if it was the lighting or an illusion that had made the pink dress change colour, others wondered if Suki's outfit had been changed when filming the footage for the CCTV.

Other viewers came up with another theory though, questioning if the soap had deliberately edited the scene to make the dress blue to match her outfit in the flashforward clip.

The truth about Ravi

Suki remains unaware that she did not kill Ranveer (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

Suki remains unaware that she did not kill Ranveer after hitting him over the head during a struggle, and it was actually his 'son' Ravi Gulati who committed the crime when she'd left the room.

Ranveer had woken up resulting in Ravi silencing him, before telling Suki she'd killed him - with her still believing this now.

The footage had been edited to cover up Ravi's crime, and in a recent episode of the BBC soap Suki found it amid her hopes to free her son Kheerat Panesar.

Kheerat is in prison after taking the blame for the crime to save his mother, while Ravi has continued to keep his secret.

But will Suki come across the original footage of the attack and find out Ravi killed Ranveer, and that it's his fault she's lost her son Kheerat?

Perhaps Ravi or Nish will end up spilling the beans, giving Suki enough motive to turn killer and kill Ravi.

Nish revenge plan

Suki wants rid of Nish (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

A comment by one character during a recent episode of the BBC soap has seemingly hinted at who might be responsible for the death, and who the unknown man lying dead on the floor is.

As the episode wrapped up, Suki went to visit Eve, where she told her she loved her and her only concern about handing herself into the police to save Kheerat was not ever getting to see her lover again.

Eve suggested they should just be together and run away from Walford, but Suki warned that would mean they'd spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder as she feared what Nish would do if he found out.

However, a comment she made hinted at who the dead body at Christmas could be - and what turn of events led to their death.

As the pair shared a passionate kiss, Suki begged Eve to bide her time with their relationship, before she said quietly in a whisper so no one else could hear: "Believe that I love you. We are going to get rid of Nish, for good, I promise."

EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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