EastEnders Shona McGarty says Whitney could be in danger as Gray Atkins downfall nears

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Shona McGarty has teased that her character Whitney Dean could be "in danger" in upcoming episodes of EastEnders.

The 29 year old, who plays Whitney on the BBC One soap, dropped a huge hint over Whitney's upcoming storyline with murderer Gray Atkins.

Gray, played by Toby Alexander-Smith, has literally got away with murder for a year after he killed his wife Chantelle Atkins as she tried to leave him.

The lawyer has been able to cover his tracks so far and has even killed Tina Carter and Kush Kazemi, who was set to marry Whitney, after they discovered the truth about Gray.

Viewers previously saw Gray grow obsessed with Whitney as she worked as a childminder for Gray's children Mia and Mack.

The pair had briefly fallen out after Gray's comments following Kush's death but, they recently patched things up and seem to be friends are.

In the coming weeks, things are set to unravel for Gray as BBC bosses confirmed Gray will be caught out soon, meaning Whitney could be in grave danger.

Shona spilled the tea on Whitney's upcoming involvement with Gray in an exclusive chat with OK!.


When asked on the red carpet at the National Television Awards, which is sponsored by OK!, if Whitney could be in danger, Shona revealed: "She may well be."

Actress Shona added: "She sees Grey in a different light so you will have to keep watching but, yeah, it does get quite… there's no word for it. It gets quite… you'll have to watch it I can't say too much."

It comes after BBC bosses discussed Gray's upcoming storyline, which will bring the plot "back to its grass roots".

Senior executive producer Kate Oates said: "Gray's story was always intended to be a longer arc after the death of Chantelle; but even though some of his actions have been extreme, they have always been grounded in the roots of Gray's character.

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"He's a classic narcissist: everything he does is designed to fit a narrative that absolves him from guilt, and paints him out to be a good guy. I think in Gray, we have a character who tells himself that Chantelle died in a terrible accident; that Tina had to die so he could be there for his kids; and Kush had to go, because he and Whitney are 'meant to be'.

"He's the centre of his own universe, and nothing is his fault. But life is going to throw Gray a curveball; something out of his control, that will bring the story back to its grass roots as he tries to start again in a new relationship."

She continued: "But Gray hasn't been as clever as he thinks. Smoking guns are all over the Square, just waiting to be found. Gray's downfall awaits…"

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