In EastEnders, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) has not had a simple 2023, and that situation is unlikely to change.
Stacey’s year took a turn for the worse when, on January 1st, she learned that her 12-year-old daughter Lily (Lillia Turner) was expecting a child.
She has been working hard to manage the fallout from this finding ever since, balancing Lily’s requirements with a police investigation and family reactions.
A gap developed between the Slaters and the Brannings as a result of learning that Ricky Mitchell (Frankie Day) was the baby’s father.
In addition to all of this, the Slater family is struggling financially and has a hard time making ends meet.
Because of this, Stacey, who is already under stress, is torn apart when she sustains a back injury and is unable to operate the bap van.
Freddie Slater (Bobbie Brazier), who volunteers to drive the vehicle while Stacey heals, represents some hope on the horizon.
But will everything go as planned?
Since it was revealed that Stacey’s ex-boyfriend and Lily’s father Ryan Malloy (Neil McDermott) will be moving back to the Square, it appears that she will continue to face difficulties in the coming weeks.
Will she ever get lucky?
Off-screen, though, actor Neil is happy to have Lacey back for the plot.
He gushed to us, “We’re good friends from when we worked closely together before, and the same goes for Shona [McGarty, who plays Whitney].
It’s incredibly good to work with the men again, catch up with them, and learn about their lives.
We made a rapid effort to re-enter the rhythms of our characters, their conversational style, and their feelings toward one another. Visiting again was incredibly pleasant.