You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

EastEnders revisits Bex Fowler drug use

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 13/02/2020 Justin Harp
a woman smiling for the camera: EastEnders revisited Bex Fowler drug abuse with disturbing scenes on Thursday (February 13). © BBC EastEnders revisited Bex Fowler drug abuse with disturbing scenes on Thursday (February 13).

EastEnders has revisited Bex Fowler's past with drug abuse in disturbing scenes.

Viewers might remember that the teen began overusing her ADHD tablets last summer to cope with the immense pressure she was feeling over school and exams — which led up to her suicide attempt last autumn.

Bex (Jasmine Armfield) had made strides over the last several months, but was rocked more recently by the revelation that her mum Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) had stolen money from Dot Cotton (June Brown).

In Thursday's (February 13) episode, Bex was trying to settle into living with Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell), Iqra (Priya Davdra) and Habiba Ahmed (Rukku Nahar).

a woman looking at the camera: EastEnders 2/13/20: Bex Fowler © BBC EastEnders 2/13/20: Bex Fowler

Bex and Bobby invited Dotty Cotton (Milly Zero) out to have some fun, but their night was marred when they found a social media post harassing Bobby.

At the same time, Dennis Rickman (Bleu Landau) was none too pleased to see his nemesis Bobby hanging around with Dotty and Bex.

Dotty tried to take Bobby's mind off the online harassment by revealing she'd bought some drugs for the trio.

"Rubbish happens all the time. Doesn't mean you should let it get to you," Dotty told Bobby. "Tonight's gonna be fun. And I've gotta an idea that's gonna make it even more fun."

a woman standing in front of a window: EastEnders 2/13/20: Dotty Cotton © BBC EastEnders 2/13/20: Dotty Cotton

Bobby turned her down, explaining: "It's not for me. I had a bad experience with pills and I ended up in a train tunnel. It's a long story."

"Well, if [he] ain't up for them, I am," Bex surprisingly told Dotty.

As the soap's 35th anniversary week looms, it has been announced that Jasmine Armfield is due to leave her role as Bex Fowler after five years.

"I've had such a fantastic time playing Bex Fowler and loved being part of EastEnders but now feels like the right time to try something new," the actress recently said.

a woman smiling for the camera: EastEnders 2/13/20: Bex Fowler © BBC EastEnders 2/13/20: Bex Fowler

"I've made friends for life working on the show and shall miss them all."

Bobby's social media harassment storyline will also move forward during the anniversary week, when his father Ian goes on a rampage after the teen is attacked.

EastEnders continues on Friday (February 14) at 8pm on BBC One.

For more on drug addiction and dependency, including information and support, please visit FRANK or Action on Addiction.

Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.

Read more news, spoilers and gossip on our EastEnders homepage

Digital Spy Soap Scoop video – hit play below for all the latest EastEnders spoilers, with a shock death lined up in the 35th anniversary episodes.

Want up-to-the-minute soaps news, spoilers and gossip on your social feeds? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Soaps Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @soapscoop Twitter account.

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Digital Spy

Digital Spy (UK)
Digital Spy (UK)
AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon