EastEnders fans ‘let down’ by Junior Knight as they ‘work out’ his true intention

Colin Salmon as George Knight and Micah Balfour as Junior in EastEnders 

Colin Salmon as George Knight and Micah Balfour as Junior in EastEnders

EastEnders fans are already feeling ‘let down’ by Junior Knight (Micah Balfour) after he seemingly cheated on his wife with Bianca Jackson. Originally, viewers of the BBC soap thought George Knight’s estranged son was going to be a “good man” but their hopes have now been dashed.

During Tuesday’s trip to Walford (May 14), former pro boxer George, played by Colin Salmon, opted out of an unlicensed bout after finding out that he was fighting his own son. The pair fled nearby for a tense conversation about losing touch over the years as Junior expressed his concern for his dad.

Junior revealed that he was there to do what half-sister Anna (Molly Rainford) had pleaded for: to stop George from fighting and losing his life due to a brain disorder. He didn’t know if his dad would recognise him after seven years, but George instantly knew his son.

Junior Knight during Tuesday's EastEnders episode

But when George tried to reconnect, Junior refused, stating he had only shown up for Anna and Gina’s (Francesca Henry) sake. As Junior walked away, Anna, Gina, their mum Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) and George’s fiancée Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) were forced to leave the venue when George’s failure to fight led to a riot.

Junior branded his father “the same old George”, and claimed that George had always dealt with his problems by boxing. George and Junior were then confronted by Rufus (Ian Gain), and ended up fighting off more violence before returning to The Queen Vic pub.

Junior ended up at Peggy’s bar, where he crossed paths with Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer). Bianca was there drowning her sorrows after being disowned by stepdaughter Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) after allowing Britney Wainwright (Lola Campbell) to steal from the market.

Bianca had also almost slipped up regarding her knowledge of Zack Hudson’s (James Farrar) fling. Bianca wasted no time in noticing Junior’s lack of wedding ring and they bonded over their own difficult days.

Junior’s secret revealed

Junior and Bianca wasted no time in getting to know one-another in EastEnders 

She took him back to her sister, Sonia Fowler’s (Natalie Cassidy) house, where they were awkwardly interrupted by Reiss Colwell (Jonny Freeman). After kissing and retreating upstairs with Bianca, Junior emerged and headed to a waiting car and spoke to a woman.

The woman asked about his family, but Junior replied that she was his family, before affectionately fist-bumping a little boy, his son, in the backseat. Junior discreetly put his wedding ring on his finger, got in the car and was driven away by wife Monique (Busayo Ige). After Junior’s betrayal, some EastEnders viewers are predicting that he is the new villain of Walford.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one person wrote: “Well, Junior is not a nice guy cheating on his wife. And he has a nerve to have her pick him up. #EastEnders”. A second stated: “Well okay then it’s confirmed junior is an a****** #EastEnders.”

A third pointed out: “Junior packing a punch with those guys wanting George to pay up from not fighting #EastEnders”. Meanwhile, another stated; “Not loving Junior #JUNIOR #EastEnders .. what a t***.”

“Junior is a player. Definitely not to be trusted. #EastEnders”, urged one EastEnders fan. “This Junior guy is mad omg. Cheating and having your wife and kids pick you up outside is too insane”, added another.

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