EastEnders Harvey exit twist 'rumbled' and fans say 'it's a slap in the face'

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EastEnders viewers are predicting a dramatic exit for a much-loved character from Walford.

Recently in the soap, Harvey Monroe (played by Ross Boatman) struck up a friendship with newcomer Maya Houssain (portrayed by Bharti Patel), bonding over their shared love for Tottenham Hotspurs.

As their friendship blossomed, Harvey, a cab driver, began lending money to Maya who claimed to be a widow struggling financially. However, many fans were sceptical about Maya's story.

This week, the truth was finally unveiled in episodes available on BBC iPlayer. After discovering Maya's actual home address, Harvey was taken aback to find a distressed man with an eyepatch inside the house.

Harvey then found out that this man was in fact Maya's husband Abdul. Maya confessed that Abdul had been attacked by Harvey's son, Aaron Monroe (Charlie Wernham), reports the Daily Star.

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Harvey recently struck up a friendship with newcomer Maya Houssain -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Long-time viewers will remember that Aaron was part of a dangerous far-right gang a few years ago, responsible for several horrific racially motivated attacks.

When Abdul was assaulted, Harvey provided Aaron with an alibi, allowing him to evade punishment for his heinous crime. Tormented by his past actions, Harvey confessed to Jean Slater (Gillian Wright).

Now, fans are worried that Harvey might admit to providing a false alibi - potentially leading to a surprising twist where he ends up behind bars.

On an EastEnders fan forum, speculation is rife about Harvey's future on the show. One viewer speculated: "Is Harvey leaving? Having him confess and receive a jail term for perverting the course of justice would be an easy exit."

Another fan responded with hope that Harvey avoids jail time: "I hope he doesn't get a jail term. It'd be incredibly unsatisfying knowing that likeable characters like he and Rocky are in prison, whilst people like Karen (and many others! ) are allowed to get away with their crimes."

A third fan expressed their opinion on potential character exits: "There are far worse characters than Harvey to get rid of, would be a slap in the face if this is his exit story."

Meanwhile, another added to the conversation with a prediction: "Why is it I have a feeling we're getting a surprise departure from Harvey either tomorrow or next week? ".

One fan noted a significant date approaching: "Just double checked and we're coming up to the three year anniversary of his debut in a couple of weeks, so this feels like the end of a contract."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer