EastEnders: Denise Fox will put her baby up for adoption

Denise had made her mind up

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by Hannah Mellin |
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EastEnders Denise Fox, played by Diane Farish, has made the hard decision to put her child up for adoption, revealing her reasons to a

heartbroken and stunned Patrick Truman.

Denise has been shunning her pregnancy for a while, refusing gifts for her unborn baby and snapping when try to talk to her about her pregnancy.

The 47-year-old made her reasons clear - that she feels unable to bring a child into a loving home and wants to give her child to a family who really wants one instead of trying to steer her life down a path she's unsure of.

Begging Patrick for forgiveness after he presented her with a rocking horse he'd made, Denise, who has already got two daughters Libby and Chelsea, cried:

"I can’t accept that, you don’t understand, because I’m putting the baby up for adoption.

"I knew I didn’t want this baby from the start. I’ve been meeting with social services, everything’s in motion."

She continued:"I am a good mum.

"I’ve dedicated myself to it for years, it’s all I know but I want to know more. Be more. I want to fulfil my potential.

"If I thought there was another way I could have the life that I want to have. I’ve been the woman who puts her kids first, for years and I can’t do it anymore.

"I want a career, I want success. Maybe but I can’t. I’m talking about changing my whole life, going on a different path you know at my age, it’s massive and it’s going to be a struggle and I can’t wait."

EastEnders viewers praised the star's performance and the writers for how they 'beautifully crafted' such an important storyline.

In August, viewers found out that Denise was expecting a baby, the result of a one-night stand with Phil Mitchell earlier this year. After googling her symptoms she thought she had cancer but later discovered she was carrying a baby and she didn’t seem ecstatic about the news - especially as she was struggling with her feelings with Kush Kazemi, who she deeped down hoped could also be the father.

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Will Denise be able to go through with the adpotion process? Or will Phil Mitchell find out he's fathered another child and do something about it?

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