EastEnders’ viewers celebrated the last-gasp rescue of the Queen Vic pub thanks to Callum “Halfway” Highway.
The character, played by Tony Clay, offered Mick and Linda Carter a ring worth £200,000 to buy the pub as Albert Square was preparing to say farewell to the establishment.
But in a late twist, the piece of jewellery was eaten by Lady Di, forcing the Carters to endure a nervous wait for the dog to relieve herself, with Fi Browning threatening to evict them.
What goes in, must come out!! 🐶 pic.twitter.com/Be5Q3hUSZF— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) January 25, 2018
With the help of some milk of magnesia, Mick and Linda collected the ring just in time, to the entertainment of viewers.
Fans celebrated the Queen Vic being saved but hit out at the “farcical” scenes involving Lady Di.
@TomGardinerUK wrote on Twitter: “Of all the ways to save a pub, you give a piece of jewelry that your dog ate to the person who has the threshold… I don’t know quite how they managed it but they did.”
I see they’re allowing the pre school team of script writers back in control again. That Lady Di swallowing the ring was farcical and totally unnecessary.Completely OTT #Eastenders— Eileen M Cumiskey (@cumiskey55) January 25, 2018
@Cimiskey55 tweeted: “I see they’re allowing the pre school team of script writers back in control again. That Lady Di swallowing the ring was farcical and totally unnecessary.Completely OTT.”
Not sure which I believe less from tonight's EastEnders - Lady Di pooping a £200k ring or two coffees for £3 in Kaff's Kaff.— News Mutt 🎙 (@NewsMutt) January 25, 2018
@DanJBrown posted: “EastEnders really is becoming weirder than one of my dreams,” while @Lukeelkins wrote: “Lady Di not seen for months, and then steals every scene she’s in.”
The ring storyline is so stupid they way they stood there and let lady Di ate the ring !! #EastEnders— Aysha (@Ayshahahashah) January 25, 2018
@Jackiebrooks tweeted: “Queen vic is saved I couldn’t be happier the square wouldn’t be the same without it.”
Pure sadness on one side of The Square, and a conga line on the other. 😥💃
Not something that Walford's ever seen before?!🤔January 25, 2018
@Ryanfellows2 wrote: “Yay…. Mick and Linda saved the queen vic”.
Thursday night’s episode ended with dozens of characters celebrating with a conga through Albert Square.
– EastEnders returns Monday at 8pm.