EastEnders’ abusive Gray Atkins targets Whitney Dean with cruel manipulation

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EastEnders spoilers have confirmed evil Gray Atkins will set is sights on Whitney Dean next week.

The character grew close to the character a year ago when he was her lawyer following her murder arrest, and during her trial.

Whitney believes she owes everything to Gray, and fans may recall her making a pass at the character a little while back.

They have remained friends ever since, but what she is unaware of is his dark secrets.

After years of emotional and physical abuse, Gray killed his wife Chantelle during a row in September – with him injuring her and then leaving her to die.

EastEnders spoilers have confirmed evil Gray Atkins will set is sights on Whitney Dean
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He didn't call for help and created himself an alibi just to save himself.

Then in December he struck again, when Tina Carter uncovered what he had done to his wife.

He murdered Tina before disposing of her body, before telling her family she had gone on the run after trouble with the police.

Whitney believes she owes everything to Gray
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Now, Gray targets Whitney – wanting her to fit into Chantelle's former role and become a family unit.

He needs someone to control and he can't currently do that as the woman helping him out is his mother-in-law, Karen.

Karen has been caring for the kids and spending time at the house and Gray is trying to get rid of her.

Gray targets Whitney – wanting her to fit into Chantelle's former role
(Image: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Next week he decides to ask Whitney to look after the kids so Karen can leave, with him very selective about who he has around.

But he goes a step further when he learns Whitney has a date and also sees her flirting with Kush, and he decides to take action out of jealousy.

He plants a seed of doubt in her mind, leading to her changing her mind about the date and joining him and the kids for a movie instead.

Whitney reminds him he is still grieving for his wife – unaware of the horrific truth
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The next day Whitney goes to leave, but Gray is enjoying having her around with the kids and he tells her he thinks they could have something special.

Taken aback, Whitney reminds him he is still grieving for his wife – unaware of the horrific truth.

He asks her to move in with him and the children, but how will she react?

EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.