Steven ex­posed?

Jane makes a shock dis­cov­ery af­ter find­ing out the truth about her step­son’s ‘tu­mour’

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There has been a cer­tain joy in watch­ing Steven Beale squirm for Eng­land over his brain tu­mour lie, and there are more of the same pained ex­pres­sions from the lad when he shares his ‘bad news’ with Jane and Ian.

But as Steven does his damnedest to look like he’s on his last legs, is his lie about to be ex­posed?

Steven is forced by Lau­ren to tell all to the fam­ily. She’s buck­ling un­der the strain of keep­ing his ‘di­ag­no­sis’ a se­cret, and it all gets too much when the reg­is­ter of­fice calls to say that the date for their wed­ding needs to be put back – with a dy­ing fi­ancé on her hands, time is of the essence! Af­ter con­fid­ing in Abi that Steven is ill (who knows he is no such thing), she tells Steven that she can’t sup­port him on her own, and it’s time Jane and Ian knew the truth.

The cou­ple have just got off the phone to killer Bobby when Lau­ren and a guilty Steven break the news of his ‘ill­ness’. Ian is be­side him­self and, as he tells Jane that he can’t cope with los­ing another child af­ter Lucy’s mur­der, she takes mat­ters into her own hands.

‘Jane re­searches al­ter­na­tive treat­ments for Steven in Amer­ica,’ re­veals our East­end­ers mole. ‘Steven’s pan­ic­stricken and or­ders her to stop, claim­ing he doesn’t want to be given false hope.’

But just as Steven thinks he’s been granted a tem­po­rary re­prieve, Jane makes a star­tling dis­cov­ery while he and Ian are out, and senses that Steven may, in­deed, be a bit ill in the head – just not in the way he’s claim­ing. Ea­ger for an­swers, she awaits his re­turn. Will Steven finally ad­mit that he’s made the whole thing up?

Truth and lies: Lau­ren can no longer keep her se­cret from Abi

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