EastEnders killer to be revealed

Archie Mitchell's killer will be told of their guilt only 30 minutes before the live episode of EastEnders is broadcast, soap bosses have revealed.

Stars will be in the dark until almost the last moment about whether they sparked one of the BBC One soap's biggest ever whodunnits.

Scriptwriters have penned 10 possible endings to the episode, with each of the different suspects rehearsing their scene unaware of which will make the show.

The first ever live episode is to mark the soap's 25th anniversary, and brings to an end the guessing game which began when Archie was bumped off in the Queen Vic on Christmas Day.

Possible culprits include Peggy Mitchell, Janine Butcher, Ian Beale and Bradley Branning, but the entire cast is still clueless about the identity of the guilty party and EastEnders bosses stress it could be anyone.

Archie was bludgeoned with a bust of Queen Victoria in the Albert Square pub after alienating many of the residents.

In an attempt to keep the outcome under wraps, executive producer Diederick Santer will not reveal the truth to the cast member in question until just half an hour before the episode transmits.

Bookmaker William Hill said a total of £1 million was expected to be wagered on the outcome. Sean Slater was favourite at 4/7, even though the character has not been seen in the show since January 2009. Ryan Malloy remains second favourite at 11/2, while Jack Branning and Peggy are joint third favourites with odds of 9/11.

Source - MSN

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