EastEnders' Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson to be rocked by diagnosis

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders' Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson will get some news about youngster Britney next week.

Whitney has illegally fostered Britney – a neglected young girl they'd met while visiting Bianca Jackson in Milton Keynes.

Upcoming scenes will see Britney get taken to hospital following an accident, where Whitney and Zack are shocked to learn that she has Type 2 Usher Syndrome.

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They are further devastated when the doctor shares that the condition will lead to sight and hearing impairments.

As Whitney reels from the news, she tries to learn more about Britney’s condition.

Zack worries that the added stress is too much for Whitney while she’s pregnant and rallies around Britney as she prepares for her first day at school.

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However, when Zack suggests enrolling her at the GP and telling them about Britney’s condition, Whitney lies and insists she’s already done so.

Worried the truth will come out, Whitney tries to persuade Sonia to bypass the checks required to register Britney.

With Sonia unable to help, Whitney is left with no choice but to haul Britney's mum Keeley to the GP to sign her up.

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Whitney becomes so caught up in Britney's situation that she misses a scan, which leads to another argument with Zack.

Sonia later hosts a dinner party, where Lauren pulls Whitney aside and tells her that she needs to tell Zack the truth or she will.

Lauren insists that Whitney must tell Zack about Britney’s fostering, or she'll tell him herself.

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The pair continue to exchange tense words, but things grow even more awkward when Zack overhears and demands answers.

Whitney manages to cover and Zack accepts her story, leaving Lauren despairing.

The pair do manage to put their differences aside when they find a downtrodden Britney, who explains that she had a run in with bullies on the way to school.

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Whitney ignores Zack’s advice and finds the bully in question, but she makes the situation worse when Britney is teased about Whitney’s intervention.

Britney is left furious by Whitney's actions, but what will she do next?

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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