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'EastEnders': Extra spoilers on Joey arrival, Ben murder plot

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There are a couple of extra EastEnders spoilers and teasers floating around regarding Joey, Ben and Jay which are worth mentioning.

Starting with newcomer Joey, it seems as though his first attempts to turn his sister Alice against their father Derek will backfire next month.

David Witts as Joey Branning in EastEnders

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Jasmyn Banks (Alice Branning, EastEnders)

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As actor David Witts revealed in his recent interview with Digital Spy, Joey will be aiming to rile up Derek in any way possible - keen to show Alice that the bad boy is dangerous and volatile.

One of Joey's first moves will be to accept a job offer from Michael Moon - for the sole reason that he knows it will annoy Derek.

Joey later seizes another opportunity to cause trouble when Derek reaches out to him and Alice, inviting them both to join him for a cosy family lunch.

After keeping Derek guessing over whether he'll actually turn up, Joey finally arrives - but with Lucy, Fatboy, Whitney, Tyler and Anthony as surprise guests!

Joey knows that this is likely to provoke Derek, and he's right as the villain soon loses his temper and tries to punch him.

Manipulative Joey is pleased as Alice appears horrified by the altercation. However, just as he is celebrating a job well done, he discovers that Alice has seen through his twisted games - and is still determined to live with Derek in Walford. Will Joey ever be able to get the upper hand?

Joshua Pascoe, EastEnders

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Jamie Borthwick as Jay Brown in EastEnders

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Details are more sketchy where Ben and Jay are concerned, but it looks like the aftermath of Heather's murder will be more prominent on screen again from July.

Shirley will be appearing in episodes more regularly soon, just as the Mitchells receive word that the police are continuing their investigation into what happened to Heather.

It's been reported that Jay makes a "shocking discovery" regarding Ben next month, which makes him realise that the troubled teenager has been lying to him and Phil.

It's not clear what that discovery is just yet, but as Ben's decision to keep hold of the picture frame is the main thing he's been hiding, could the all-important murder weapon be back in the mix? Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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