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EastEnders viewers horrified by shocking domestic abuse scenes

EastEnders viewers horrified by shocking domestic abuse scenes (Picture: BBC)

EastEnders viewers have been left horrified by harrowing domestic abuse scenes.

While weve already seen Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) pleading for mercy at the hands of her husband Gray (Toby Alexander-Smith), their marriage took on a whole new meaning of toxic in tonights episode.

After taking part in a hairdressing competition, Chantelle was running late for a meal with her hubby, and he didnt take to the situation too kindly.

On returning home, he raged at his wife before lashing out, and fans of the show could not cope with what they were seeing.

Taking to Twitter, they applauded the actors for their performance, despite being left in tears after watching the brutal attack.

Chantelles husband actually makes me feel psychically sick!!!! Such a sad story line, hope they get rid soon, one said while another added: I feel so sorry for her on #EastEnders she needs to leave him.

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Chantelle was beaten by Gray (Picture: BBC)
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She used her pregnancy as a defense (Picture: BBC)

Someone else commented: Gray makes me want to throw up/ throw stuff at the wall. Chantelle GET OUT . What a brilliant actress #EastEnders is finally back on top of its game.

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And it seems others were in agreement: The Chantelle and gray scenes are breathtaking.

The abuse was brought on when Chantelle arrived home late following a hairdressing competition.

Im really sorry, the competition went on longer than I expected. The meal looks amazing, she apologised to Gray.

Not accepting her words, he asked where shed been: You know where I was Gray, I was at the community centre. Dont be mad, we can still have a nice evening.

In an attempt to flee to her mums house, Gray then snatched her back indoorsRead More – Source