EastEnders' Denise Fox is caught out by Jack in Ravi affair story
EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders' Denise Fox has been struggling to resist Ravi Gulati's advances, even though she's feeling completely loveless in her marriage to Jack Branning. And now, Jack has caught her out.
On tonight's (February 22) episode, Denise woke up to a text from Ravi asking her to meet him at a hotel in the evening.
Trying to dismiss it, Denise bumped into Ravi in the Square and they went aside for a chat. She told Ravi that he needed to stop it, as he was messing with her head.
"You know you are, you're playing games," she told him. "I am a married woman, with responsibilities, with kids."
It didn't take long before the pair started passionately kissing. Ravi then handed Denise a room key, telling her she didn't even need to check in.
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Spotting Chelsea in the street, Denise asked her to sort out the kids as she was going to visit Libby. As evening arrived and she got ready to go out, Jack surprisingly turned up.
Jack explained that he came back early, as he heard things weren't going great and he was worried about Amy, which visibly irritated Denise.
She told him that Libby was feeling lonely and she had made last-minute plans to go see her. Although she offered to cancel, Jack said she should go.
Chelsea then turned up and said she saw on Libby's socials that she was in the Cotswolds with Darren. Denise confessed that she lied, telling Chelsea that looking after the kids and the house was non-stop.
Denise then admitted that she currently feels like little more than "household help" (which is true) and that she just wanted time to herself at a nice hotel spa (not true).
Seeing her mum on the verge of tears, Chelsea encouraged Denise to go, indulge herself, and have a good time — not realising what Denise was really on about.
As she was about leave, Denise realised that she couldn't find the room key and searched for it in a barely concealed panic. But when she saw a text from Ravi, who was in the room already with champagne on ice, Denise decided to head out anyway.
Then, Jack confronted Denise at the door, revealing the room key in his hand...
Actress Diane Parish has opened up about her character Denise's mindset around the affair with Ravi, saying that Denise's heart is "100% with Jack.
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"The Ravi thing is about igniting sexual desires, tension, validation, and Denise not wanting to be middle-aged and forgotten and invisible," she told Digital Spy.
"Denise would give anything for Jack to turn round and say all of the things that Ravi has said and give her all of the excitement and validation that Ravi has given her. She would give anything for that to come from Jack."
EastEnders scenes airing next week will reveal what happens following Denise's infidelity twist.
EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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