Pregnant Whitney Dean to learn she's caught an STI from Lee Carter in EastEnders


There is more drama afoot in EastEnders, as pregnant Whitney Dean is set to discover that she has contracted chlamydia.

Currently expecting a baby with boyfriend Lee Carter, Whitney (Shona McGarty) is left stunned over the STI diagnosis after being called to come to the doctor's office.

As the horrified expectant mother is joined by Lee (Danny-Boy Hatchard), the couple sit and listen to the news from Dr Black, but are also relieved to learn that they have discovered the chlamydia in time.

Whitney Dean is horrified to be told by Dr Black that she has chlamydia
Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) is horrified to be told by Dr Black that she has chlamydia, caught from her boyfriend Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) (Jack Barnes/BBC)

Whitney's pregnancy reveal aired this week, and she was delighted at the idea of being in the family way.

But this new health-related twist in the tale is going to test her relationship with Lee as it may mean he has to confess that he cheated on her with his ex-girlfriend Abi Branning.

It was previously revealed that Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) had picked up the sexually transmitted disease from her boyfriend Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid), before she had a one night stand with Lee.

This new drama will no doubt add to the stresses and concerns already felt by Lee over becoming a father.

Whitney recently told Lee he was going to be a father
Whitney recently told Lee he was going to be a dad, although he has doubts over fatherhood (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

Speaking of the storyline, Danny-Boy said of his alter-ego: "Lee's not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to something as dynamic as, 'OK, I've had sex with this person and she could potentially have chlamydia'. I don't think he looks into it that much and, at first, he doesn't think about it.

"But then it begins to dawn on him quite quickly. I think there are a thousand different things that are going through his head at that point, but obviously that is the worst possible thing."

These scenes will air on July 29 on BBC1.