Forthcoming scenes will see twisted Michael (Steve John Shepherd) prey on Vanessa when she's left vulnerable after splitting from Max Branning, according to Soaplife.
The magazine reports that Michael gives Vanessa a shoulder to cry on at the B&B, before trying to convince her to help him get his revenge against dad Eddie (David Essex).
"He tells Vanessa that Eddie's a liar and a cheat like all the others and he destroyed Michael's mother," a Walford source told the publication. "Then he pulls out a wad of cash and he offers to pay her to break his dad's heart."
It's not yet clear whether Vanessa will agree and, if so, whether she can go through with it, but the scenes in question are expected to air later this month.
EastEnders' executive producer Bryan Kirkwood previously teased: "[Vanessa's] got a really exciting storyline still in store. It kicks off over the summer and there's a big change of direction for the character that will really give Vanessa some momentum for the time she's got left in Albert Square."
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