After reporting on the upcoming cot death and baby swap plot in EastEnders, which will see the character Ronnie Mitchell lose her baby and then dramatically swap her baby with another, many of you felt strongly about the harrowing and sensitive subject matter. Even the cast were said to be overcome with emotion when filming the scenes.
However, EastEnders producer Brian Kirkwood has insisted that the storyline has been thoroughly researched and will be portrayed as realistically as possible.
“We took advice from maternity nurses on how the story could come about in real life,” Brian told Digital Spy. “I think there’s an absolute believability to how the events unfold.”
The hard hitting storyline will be screened on New Year’s Eve.