EastEnders fans are furious that BBC bosses killed off Arthur “Fatboy” Chubb in last-night’s episode of the soap.
Some have even gone as far as to accuse the soap’s scripters of ruining Boxing Day by axing actor Ricky Norwood – who plays the Albert Square favorite.
Following the evening’s heart breaking episode, fans were quick to take to Twitter and vent their emotions.
“How can eastenders kill off fatboy,he was hilarious and so sweet with Mrs b! @RickyJNorwood you’ll be greatly missed #ripfatboy,” wrote Diana Maskrey.
Tina Davies tweeted: “#EastEnders p****d off ruined Boxing Day Rip fatboy.”
Leanne commented: “Fatboy better pull a Kathy and miraculously come back alive #EastEnders.”
Fatboy died this evening after Ronnie Mitchell hired thugs to kidnap Vincent Hubbard and lock him in a car boot which was then sent to a scrap yard to be demolished.
Sadly, the gangsters mistakenly attacked Fatboy instead.
Distraught Vincent found his dead body and was reduced to tears at the loss of his pal.
Knowing Ronnie was out to kill him, it undoubtedly won’t be too long now until he gets his revenge on the Mitchell beauty.
Commenting on his last episode of EastEnders, actor Ricky Norwood, who plays Fatboy,
EastEnders will air on BBC One on Monday at 8pm.