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'EastEnders' sparks complaints after Alfie Moon says 'shagging'

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EastEnders has sparked complaints after Alfie Moon used the word "shagging" during Thursday's (December 20) episode.

The character directed the word at Derek Branning as he accused the gangster of having an affair with his wife Kat.

Alfie's emotions are confused as he struggles to cope after Kat's affair is revealed.

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Alfie Moon punches Derek Branning

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Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury wrote on Twitter: "The word 'shagging' used on EastEnders seems to have caused quite a pre-watershed stir this evening....?"

Users of the social networking site went on to ask whether the word should be featured on the show.

Alfie throws Kat out

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Alfie throws Kat out

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According to The Sun, 'shagging' trended on Twitter during the evening.

The newspaper quotes a BBC insider as saying that the word had been said before on the long-running soap and that there had been a total of 45 complaints from viewers. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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