So Eastenders Was Maybe A Bit Too Violent Last Night…

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by Stevie Martin |
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We all know what we're getting with Bobby Beale (played by Eliot Carrington) in Eastenders, and it's not stability, rationality and a nice cup of tea.

However, his latest outburst on Friday's episode left viewers (including us) wondering if they'd accidentally started watching another show - EastEnders bosses had clearly decided it was time to pull out all the stops.

Spoiler alert - he went mad with rage and hit his mum Jane over the head with a hockey stick. And we're not sure she'll be getting up again either.

Quite understandable, considering the shocking nature of the scene, Twitter exploded as people questioned whether or not these sort of antics were suitable for 8pm.

So wrong...what you thinking...before the watershed....just not right, even as a massive fan. #eastenders— tracey blenkin (@traceytrixieb) May 20, 2016

In response, a BBC spokesperson told the MailOnline:

"EastEnders is a fictional drama and our millions of regular fans who tune in each week know and expect dramatic storylines. However we are always mindful of our time slot in which we are shown and we ensure all scenes are editorially justified.

"The scenes in question were the crescendo of a long running storyline that has shown Bobby to have previous violent tendencies.

"Viewers will soon see Bobby arrested by Police and he and his family will be facing up to his behaviour in the most serious of ways."

Oh thanks the BBC for spoiler-ing us even more. But that aside, a few people found the humour in it. Especially of the last scene where Jane's blood spattered onto the cake. One wrote: 'Bobby Beale should enter Great British Bake Off. I liked his original touch on the cake design #Eastenders.'

Another added: 'No object is safe once the real deal Bobby Beale gets his hands on it, guy could murder you with a rolled up newspaper #EastEnders.'

One thing's for sure, we are going to be GLUED to the next episode.

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