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EastEnders' Danny-Boy Hatchard teases 'sad ending' for Lee and Whitney

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EastEnders' Danny-Boy Hatchard teases 'sad ending' for Lee and Whitney

EastEnders' Danny-Boy Hatchard thinks his alter-ego Lee Carter and fiancée Whitney Dean will have a "sad ending".

The 25-year-old actor - who has starred as the ex-Army boy in the soap since 2014 - is convinced the turbulent couple will be slapped with another rocky patch in the near future which, in turn, will halt their wedding preparations.

Danny-Boy doesn't know what the show's writers have in store for the couple but teased: "I would like to see him have a happy ending but I'd like there to be a journey there first. They like to see a bit of struggle. A bit of this and a bit of that. And then finally reaching the end product.

"That might not necessarily happen. It may well be a sad ending... I have to guess and be prepared for whatever it is they [the show's bosses] throw at me."

However, the hunk thinks Lee and the vulnerable barmaid - played by Shona McGarty - are well suited because she has helped him come out of his shell.

He told the Mail Online: "[Lee] acts like a bit of a chameleon but secretly underneath he's afraid to show his true colours. He'll eventually get there. When he's around Whitney, especially, he comes out of his shell a little bit. I'm sure it will be brilliant whatever happens. Lee and Whitney have been together for a long, long time."

Meanwhile, Shona, 24, wants her alter-ego Whitney to have a "really tacky wedding" and hopes the brunette beauty will walk down the aisle in a dress covered in lights.

She explained: "I'd love Whitney to have a really tacky wedding. I'm going to put that out there and make it happen. I'd love to wear a big dress with lights on."