EastEnders' Dana Monroe breaks up with Bobby after Aaron lies

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EastEnders spoilers follow.

Young couple Dana Monroe and Bobby Beale have split over right-wing extremist Aaron's lies in EastEnders.

Viewers have seen Bobby becoming suspicious of Aaron and his friends in the wake of the attempted New Year's Eve bomb plot as well as the attack on Ash Panesar and Callum Highway last week.

Aaron has since managed to turn the hate group against former leader Neil in the first part of Tuesday's double bill, though they now want him to move to Manchester to head up operations from there.

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Photo credit: BBC

Thus far, Aaron has insisted he's only taking the job to keep his family safe, though his colours showed through in the second half of Tuesday's double bill with a smile as he received his latest instructions from the gang.

At the same time, Bobby was speaking about his fears of the Far Right with Callum Highway, where cop Callum twigged his suspicion even more by revealing that extremists' families often don't know about their beliefs.

Bobby met Aaron for a drink at Ruby's where Isaac filled him in on how Neil had been at the scene on the night Keegan was beaten last year.

"I reckon your brother-in-law over there knows a lot more than he's letting on. I just can't prove it," Isaac told Bobby.

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Photo credit: BBC

It was when Bobby accidentally spilled a drink on Aaron that he realised Dana's brother had a tattoo on his right shoulder that is associated with the extremist group.

Bobby shared his theories with Dana, though she refused to listen and insisted he didn't know Aaron well enough to make a judgement.

The manipulative Aaron then turned everything on Dana, making it seem like Bobby was trying to control her by isolating her from her family and forcing her religious conversion. He then suggested Dana come with him to Manchester.

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Photo credit: BBC

Aaron's mind games worked enough for Dana to break up with Bobby and accuse him of wanting her "all to [himself]", then told him she could never forgive him for the accusation.

Will Dana realise Bobby is telling the truth before the police get involved?

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.

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EastEnders has worked with Exit UK, a non-profit network of former far-right members offering help to those who want to leave far-right groups, on Aaron's storyline. If you're concerned about someone who's expressing extremist or hateful views then ACT Early has further information.

If you've been affected by racism and racist hate crime, then organisations including the Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS), the Monitoring Group, Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and Stop Hate UK are among those which can offer help and support.

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