EastEnders spoilers: Linda quits the Square, plus Callum breaks up with Ben

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On EastEnders next week, the Queen Vic's landlady Linda has only just returned to the Square, but a scheming Janine wants her out of the picture. Can she achieve her aim?

Plus Callum tries to forgive Ben, while Stacey brings Jean home.

Read on for EastEnders spoilers for 16-19 May 2022.

Exit plan for Linda

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Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT) (BBC)

Janine is feeling increasingly paranoid about Mick’s closeness to Linda, with that concern fuelled by Shirley telling her that there’ll always be something between them.

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And it seems Janine is right to be concerned, as Linda is making no secret of the fact that she wants Mick back. First, the two of them go for a walk together, while Tuesday’s episode even sees them spending time in each other's company at Walford East, where Linda ends up proclaiming her love.

Janine, though, has a plan to ensure Linda’s removal. Wanting her gone for good, Janine offers the landlady £25,000 to get out of Walford. Linda agrees, but wants double the money – and, by the week’s end, will be seen preparing to go and saying goodbye to her family. But is she really intent on heading out of town?

Can Callum forgive Ben?

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Ben Mitchell (MAX BOWDEN) (BBC)

Callum is still feeling riled by Ben’s actions and decides to break up with him. But after Lewis helps him see sense, Callum ends up assuring everyone that he won’t tell the police the truth.

But he’s also clear about the future: if anything like this happens again, it’s over. By Tuesday, though, Callum is still struggling and it takes some wise counsel from Frankie for him to come round and give Ben another chance. So, the pair head to the Albert, seemingly reconciled…

Stuart is struggling

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Rainie Highway (TANYA FRANKS); Stuart Highway (RICKY CHAMP) (BBC)

Stuart has his first course of chemotherapy and, following the appointment, bumps into Dotty on the way home. She, though, assumes he’s high and threatens to tell Bernie.

Feeling the pressure starting to mount, Stuart then admits the truth: he doesn’t feel a connection with his son Roland.

Has Stacey made the wrong decision?

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After witnessing an incident between Jean and another patient at the hospital, Stacey decides to do what she believes is right for her mum and brings her home. But is this the correct thing to be doing?

After learning that Jean is back on the Square, both Kat and Eve share their concerns. Harvey, meanwhile, makes an excuse when Stacey asks him to pay a visit.

When Jean then fails to interact with the children, it becomes clear that Stacey faces a struggle. So what reaction will the mental health nurse have when she arrives to assess her patient?

Jay is the victim of a set-up

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Frankie Lewis (ROSE AYLING-ELLIS); Callum Highway (TONY CLAY) (BBC)

Frankie wants to create a photography portfolio, so Rocky suggests she take shots of the real East End. But the would-be snapper is left disappointed by the shots she takes of Rocky at the car lot.

After Frankie then takes some pictures of Mick at the Queen Vic, we’ll see Rocky and Mitch convince Jay to take part in a shoot. But after Frankie leaves, the guys decide to set him up…

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