THE pressure is piling up on Zack Hudson as he gets ready for fatherhood with Whitney Dean.
But he’s even more rattled when a familiar face arrives in Walford in upcoming EastEnders scenes.
Zack Hudson is preparing for fatherhoodCredit: BBC
But an old friend of his comes to WalfordCredit: BBC
And he struggles to keep it togetherCredit: BBC
Fatherhood is an adjustment the chef played by James Farrar is ready to embrace.
However, he drops a bombshell on Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) when he tells her he’s been offered a cruise ship job, the opportunity of a lifetime.
While he’s ready to step up to the plate, Zack is less than happy about leaving Whitney and their child alone in Albert Square.
But he’s aware he may have no other choice but to accept the job for financial reasons.
Coming up on BBC One, Zack checks with Whitney that she’s happy for him to take the job and, thinking it’s what he wants, she tells him to go for it.
Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams) soon gets involved and, collaring Zack, she tells him that Whit doesn’t actually want him to leave.
Zack is initially angry, feeling pressured by Chelsea as he’s only willing to take the job for the heaps of money they’ll need for the baby.
He soon cools down and turns down the offer.
Whitney and Zack are thrilled to be on the same page… but their happiness is short-lived when the hunk spots an old acquaintance of his named Brett.
The newcomer’s presence only rattles him further when Zack is on a mission to convince Ravi to give him the Head Chef role and a pay rise at Walford East.
Things go from bad to worse for him when he finds out his sister Sharon Watts is considering Brett for a PT job at Crunch Time.
Zack warns her off employing him – will she listen?
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In later scenes, things come to a head as Zack tries to scare Brett into leaving Walford during a heated confrontation.
But Brett has bad news for Zack and his world is turned upside down again in an instant.
Blissfully unaware, Whitney is happy to hear Zack convinced Ravi to give him a second chance but she’s worried by his lack of enthusiasm about the ultrasound.
She’s even more concerned when a broken Zack goes to the club to drown his sorrows.
The evening ends terribly for the pair as Zack ends up in a drunken row with Whitney.
Zack says something he could regret – how will Whitney react?
In a fit of rage and fear, Zack then smashes a glass, cutting his hand and breaking down.
What will Brett tell him?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
Whitney is happy when Zack and her are on the same pageCredit: BBC
But there’s trouble aheadCredit: BBC