EastEnders' Teddy Mitchell makes life-changing decision after death details emerge

Teddy and Stevie during next week's EastEnders episodes
-Credit: (Image: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)


Warning: This article contains spoilers for the episode set to air on Wednesday, July 10, but is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

EastEnders ' Billy Mitchell (played by Perry Fenwick) has been left heartbroken after discovering the truth about his mother's death in the latest episode of the soap.

Billy, a market stall holder, had planned a family celebration for his father Stevie's birthday, which led to a shocking revelation. The festivities were interrupted by a suspicious Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), causing Stevie (Alan Ford) to finally admit that Billy's mum Val had died - having taken her own life many years ago.

Billy and his half-brother Teddy (Roland Manookian) were left shocked as Stevie confessed that his affair with Teddy's mother had driven Val to the point where she ended her own life when Billy was just nine.

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Will and Billy Mitchell put on a party for Stevie
Will and Billy Mitchell put on a party for Stevie -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

A devastated Billy had spent his entire life believing his mother had abandoned the family and was still alive somewhere. The added twist that Stevie had moved in and played happy families with Teddy while young Billy was put into care, resulted in a violent confrontation as Billy lashed out at his newfound brother, reports the Daily Star.

Struggling to come to terms with the news of his mother's death, an emotional Billy declared he couldn't bear to be around Stevie and Teddy.

Phil took particular delight in Stevie's latest deception and encouraged Billy to realise that Stevie was no good and should be ousted from the Mitchell family permanently.

Stevie tells Billy the truth about his mum in EastEnders
Stevie tells Billy the truth about his mum in EastEnders -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

In an emotional phone call to his absent fiancee Honey (Emma Barton), who was away caring for her sick Aunt Caroline, a tearful Billy left a voicemail that would break anyone's heart. He struggled to speak as he shared the devastating news of his mother's suicide, his voice cracking in a scene that was nothing short of gut-wrenching.

Teddy later came to see Billy again, admitting he hadn't known about Val's passing. He encouraged Billy not to discard the brotherly connection they were starting to build.

When Billy talked about his long-standing position at the bottom of the family hierarchy, Teddy reminded him that his wealth lay in his loving family, which made him richer than Phil, the family's patriarch.

Teddy Mitchell has it out with Billy following Stevie's revelation
Teddy pays Billy a visit -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Subsequently, Teddy and his father Stevie had a drink outside The Vic, where Teddy suggested it might be time for his dad to leave Walford. In a candid conversation, Teddy confronted his father: "You turned mum into some big lie as well. Mum, like she was just some girl you picked up one night."

"You can't help yourself, can you? You've lied your entire life and now you just can't stop. It's not just you and Billy you have flushed down the khazi neither."

After taking a gulp of his drink, Stevie asked Teddy, "So what happens now? ". Teddy's response was clear: "Well that's me and Billy now", indicating that it might be best for Stevie to depart.

Stevie looked on, his face etched with sadness and disappointment - but the question remains, will he really leave Albert Square?

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Will Stevie leave Albert Square? -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Across the Square, Billy Mitchell was left reeling when his son Will (played by Freddie Phillips) mistakenly took his father's angry words to heart and disclosed that Phil Mitchell had coerced him into framing Stevie for the theft of charity funds.

Driven by Teddy's words of support and enraged by Phil's ongoing duplicity, Billy confronted him with a forceful truth, suggesting that family matriarch Peggy Mitchell (iconically portrayed by Barbara Windsor) would be appalled at his behaviour.

Acidly, Billy told Phil that while he once looked up to him, he now saw Phil as nothing more than "the runt of the litter" - a dramatic shift from the perceived hierarchy within the family, as Phil glowered with visible fury.

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