EastEnders fans compare George Knight to Mick Carter as they make the same complaint

Doctor tells George the bad news in EastEnders
George got some bad news in EastEnders -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

EastEnders fans have been left comparing George Knight to Mick Carter as a new storyline for the character was confirmed during Wednesday's episode (May 8). Former pro boxer George (Colin Salmon) has been struggling since he discovered that his adoptive dad Eddie Knight (Christopher Fairbank) murdered his biological father Henry Kofi Asare.

To help George deal with his overwhelming grief, George turned to boxing at an underground fight club. But this week, George was dealt another heart breaking blow after he was told his adoptive mum Gloria Knight's (Elizabeth Counsell) funeral had already taken place - and Eddie didn't invite him.

Anna (Molly Rainford) and Gina Knight (Francesca Henry) stepped in to arrange a memorial for Gloria to allow George to say goodbye to his mum. During tonight's trip to Walford, George was standing in the Square's gardens and was making speech about Gloria when he suddenly collapsed while experiencing dizziness.

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George Knight prepares to say goodbye to Gloria in next week's EastEnders
George Knight says goodbye to Gloria in EastEnders -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins), who both know about George's illegal boxing matches, demanded he see a doctor. While at the hospital, Cindy, Gina, Anna and George's fiancée Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) sat in on the conversation with Dr Brady (Helena Antoniou).

The doctor dismissed George's claims that his boxing past was behind his symptoms, as she revealed that something more recent was at fault. She explained that George likely had a brain disorder Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a result of repeated head injuries, which could lead to memory problems - and one bad punch could kill him.

The news left the family shocked but at the end of the episode, George was seen accepting his earnings from his latest fight as he was asked to take part in another bout. Cindy looked on in horror as her ex-husband appeared to making a deadly decision.

Colin Salmon as George Knight in EastEnders
Colin Salmon as George Knight in EastEnders -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

But some EastEnders fans have accused the BBC One soap of 'overusing' George's character on the show by giving him another hard-hitting storyline.

They even compared George to Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) was regularly found himself at the centre of all the drama before his character went missing on Christmas Day 2022.

Taking to X, one viewer wrote: "I’m kinda getting George fatigue they are throwing everything at him constantly like Mick #EastEnders". A second added: "#EastEnders needs to give it a rest with George Knight. One thing after the other. The new Mick “overused” Carter."

Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEnders, pictured behind the bar in the Queen Vic pub
Danny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEnders -Credit:BBC

A third chimed in: "George is getting so many storylines one after the other #EastEnders". Another asked: "Colin is (thumbs up), but how many storylines does George need? #EastEnders."

"Good point. It feels like Ben Mitchell Syndrome...!", replied one viewer. "Same. Especially when they’ve done nothing with Gina or Anna. They’ll probably even get more ignored when George junior appears", added another.

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