Gray and Whitney set for an affair in EastEnders say fans

Gray Atkins (TOBY-ALEXANDER SMITH), Whitney Dean (SHONA MCGARTY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes

EastEnders fans are predicting an affair between jailbird, Whitney Dean, (Shona McGarty) and her solicitor, Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander Smith).

Fans of the BBC soap know that Gray has been representing Whitney since she handed herself in for killing crazed stalker, Leo King.

But they were left stunned last night when Gray revealed his law firm had dropped Whit’s case and he’d been suspended after failing to win her bail hearing.

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Gray hit the bottle before attempting to hit his wife, Chantelle, who convinced him to take Whitney’s case on independently.

Whitney Dean (SHONA MCGARTY), Gray Atkins (TOBY-ALEXANDER SMITH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes

Now eagle-eyed fans reckon they’ve spotted chemistry between Whitney and abusive Gray, across the visitor’s table in prison. Proving that love can indeed be found in a hopeless place.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their theories about what might happen between Whitney and Gray.

One viewer tweeted: “Whitney and Gray gonna have an affair, can see it now.”

Another added: “What's with this look? Please tell they aren't setting up an affair between Gray and Whitney??”

A third said: “I hope that Whitney and Gray are not gonna have an affair. Maybe I am wrong but it looks that way.”

While fourth agreed it looks on the cards, saying: “We're sensing a Gray and Whitney affair coming....oh god Whitney your taste in men is awful.”

They’re not wrong about her taste in men. Her last two love interests have turned out to be a psychopath (Leo) and a gay cheat (Callum).

It’s about time Whitney had some luck in the love department and Gray, who frequently attacks his wife Chantelle, is definitely not her knight in shining armour.

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EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.