MICK Carter comes up with a plan to raise money for son Ollie’s private assessment next week in EastEnders as he prepares to run the Walford 10k.
He’s running alongside Gray and Chantelle Atkins to raise money for charity but Mick – who’s played by Danny Dyer in the BBC soap – later reveals to wife Linda that he’s hoping to raise enough money for Ollie’s private assessment.
But the pub landlord is left rattled when he doesn’t get the reaction he was hoping for from Linda.
Later, Chantelle – newcomer Jessica Plummer- decides they need some publicity and calls a local journalist who’s keen to help her.
Unfortunately though Chantelle misses the call from the journo and breaks the bad news to Mick.
But all is not lost as Shirley Carter saves the day with a photographer friend.
As everyone gathers for a photo, things don’t go to plan though and Linda is left feeling upset.
Karen Taylor spots Linda’s reaction and offers her some advice, leading Linda to give Mick her full support in his run.
Friday is race day in Walford and there’s fierce competition between Gray and father-in-law Mitch Baker.
Meanwhile a proud Linda – Kellie Bright – announces a special offer at the Vic for all medal holders when the race ends. There’s a surprise winner as Mitch speeds past Gray and Bex at the finish line.
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When he later admits that he cheated, everyone laughs. Everyone apart from Gray who storms out, increasingly annoyed by Mitch.
Later Mick comes clean to Linda and confesses he’s already booked the private assessment for Ollie and although she’s surprised she reassures Mick who’s desperate to help his son.
It was revealed earlier this month that Mick will suffer a serious health scare later this month as he falls to the ground, clutching his chest while refereeing a kids’ football match with Mitch.
A show source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Mick’s got a lot of stress in his life and hasn’t really been taking care of his physical or mental health.
“He’s running a boozer, juggling being a husband and a dad, working with Mitch coaching the football team, and then there’s little Ollie’s autism assessment.
“It’s all set to contribute to his overall health and wellbeing in the coming weeks.”
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