EASTENDERS’ Whitney Dean has dropped a devastating baby bombshell on Zack Hudson.
The market trader – who is played by actress Shona McGarty on the BBC soap – spent tonight’s episode with boyfriend Zack on the day they were due to give birth to their baby girl, Peach.
Viewers know they’ve lost Peach after learning she has a life-limiting illness.
Tonight, Zack announced his viral load has dropped significantly enough that he has been able to have unprotected sex without risking passing HIV to Whitney.
He told her that this meant they could try having another baby again.
But Whitney had made a decision and was having a hard time breaking it down with Zack.
She said, “You know I dream about Peach all the time? I dream of dressing them up in pretty little outfits.
“I know it sounds silly, but I even dream about ither. And then I wake up and hug the pillow and just cry.”
When Zack insisted things would be different, Whitney told him, “Listen to what I’m saying, I don’t think I can take it again.
“Not for the third time. I don’t think I could put my body through that again.
“I know how much you want children. Zack, you’re not listening to me. I can’t. I can not okay? Not now, never. I’m sorry.”
One wrote: “Mass respect for Whitney right now.”
A second said: “The Whitney and Zack storyline is so important. Infant death is still taboo and needs to be discussed more openly.”
Another added: “That scene between Whitney and Zach is so poignant. The look on Whitney’s face when Zack said they could talk about having kids.”