Following his cancer diagnosis, Stuart (Ricky Champ) is set to face further knockdowns as Rainie (Tanya Franks) leaves him devastated in upcoming EastEnders scenes.
Several residents of the street, including Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley), will express their concern for Stuart as they find him packing away all of his belongings.
They are left confused as Stuart tells them that he has received the all clear from the doctor regarding his cancer diagnosis, wondering what else could be causing his strange behaviour.
Stuart later reveals to Karen the reason he has been acting so out of character.
He opens up about the fact that he has signed over his parental rights to Rainie, leaving her upset. In her emotional state, she exclaims that she never wants to see him again.
Stuart had previously opened up to Rainie about struggling to connect with their son, Roland, suggesting that if anyone were to suggest returning him to his biological mother, Bernie (Clair Norris), he would say yes.
Whilst Rainie glossed over the subject, Karen is set to suggest that Stuart see a doctor about potentially having post-natal depression.
Does Rainie really want to permanently cut ties with Stuart, or will she see that he needs her support?
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