Karen Taylor and Mitch Baker, who have been a fan favorite on EASTENDERS, may reunite and renew their romance in the New Year.
Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) and Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) had had their ups and downs as a couple, but the death of their daughter Chantelle Atkins brought them back together (Jessica Plummer).
This year, the ex-couple also turned a new leaf, with Mitch putting his murky past behind him and stepping up to co-parent his baby daughter Bailey Baker (Kara-Leah Fernandes). Now that the New Year has arrived, the couple may finally reunite and give their love another chance.
In upcoming scenes, Mitch is irritated that he’s been banished to the sofa because his bedroom has a roof leak, and Bailey insists that he share with Banjo.
With no success, he asks both Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) whether he can remain with them.
Karen eventually caves in and decides they can share a room for the time being when she discovers Mitch sleeping in the laundrette.
Will this be the start of a new chapter in their relationship?
Is it possible for the two to start the new year together?
Lorraine had previously spoken about Mitch and Karen’s relationship, implying that they would reconcile.
She explained to Metro: “She loves him very much.
“Deep down, she cares about him. I think he cares about her, too. They have such a good co-parenting relationship, and they even live together.”
“I think their background story was that he used to cheat on her a lot, and so now that they are separate but living together.
“So, he gets a feel of what it’s like to have someone he loves to go out with other people, even though they’re single.
“I secretly hope that they get back together. They’re good for each other, and he is the father of two of her children, so there’s always a love shared.”
Fans of the show have their own theories about the couple’s relationship and have expressed their hopes that they would reconnect on social media.
@PaulineFow70 wrote: “It would be lovely to see Mitch and Karen back together again! They are such great friends and an amazing couple!”
@LilyGirl_44 commented: “Mitch and Karen!!! Please get back together! You guys are so perfect!”
@MaceyMoo added: “I think Mitch and Karen will get back together over the Christmas period, you can clearly see they still have so much chemistry!”
@JackCloones said: “If Mitch and Karen don’t get back together, then the world is cruel. I am never watching EastEnders again, and my heart would be broken!”
The residents of Walford have been battling their demons during the holidays, and secrets have been spilled.
Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) went into early labor after telling Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams) that her husband Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) murdered his ex-wife Chantelle.
Mick and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) shared a kiss beneath some mistletoe, and Janine Butcher (Charlie Brookes) has been plotting to break up the couple.
While Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) is hell-bent on removing Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) from his and Denise Fox’s (Diane Parish) lives permanently.
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