EastEnders’ Lola Pearce gets devastating news as she faces her final Christmas

FOLLOWING her heart-breaking diagnosis, Lola Pearce is trying to make the most of her last moments in the Square.

She gets a devastating confirmation that she could be facing her last Christmas with her loved ones next week in EastEnders.

Lola Pearce's brain tumour ordeal continues

Lola Pearce’s brain tumour ordeal continuesCredit: BBC
But it only gets worse for her

But it only gets worse for herCredit: BBC
Ben Mitchell has tried to find a treatment for her

Ben Mitchell has tried to find a treatment for herCredit: BBC

The long-standing Walford resident played by Danielle Harold is to be killed off in upcoming scenes of the BBC One drama.

Fans have been dreading to say goodbye to her since her emotional exit was teased by soap bosses.

On-screen, Ben Mitchell (portrayed by Max Bowden) has been desperate to help Lola find a solution.

When he was told her brain surgery was unsuccessful and she likely had a small amount of time left to live, the mechanic looked into another treatment and found a seemingly promising clinical trial.

But as Lola and her partner Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) go to see a specialist, they’re told by Dr Cunningham that it’s too soon for them to try this route.

Lola is immediately told not to get her hopes up – miracles rarely happen.

Ben is devastated to hear his efforts were all a waste of time and Lola is feeling increasingly overwhelmed.

She feels terrible after snapping at her daughter Lexi while Jay and Ben agree to make this Christmas one to remember as it could be the last one they’ll spend together.

Lola and Lexi make up in later scenes and plait each other’s hair following their spat – but things take a mortifying turn.

The young girl is horrified when her mother’s hair comes out in her hand and Lola is devastated to contemplate the dark future ahead of her.

Later on, Lola is feeling self-conscious about her hair loss and talks it out with Jay.

He promises her that he’ll always love her, no matter what.


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While at the Christmas concert in the Square, Lola approaches Denise Fox (Diane Parish) and asks to come back to work, determined to not go down without a fight.

What will Denise say?

Prior to her diagnosis, Lola was seen experiencing dizzy spells and migraines which are typical symptoms of brain tumours.

Speaking about the storyline on The One Show, Danielle Harold said it was a “massive responsibility” for her to be involved.

“It’s been a massive responsibility to be given this storyline by the show just because it’s affected so many people”, she said.

“I didn’t realise just how little awareness there is and how little funding there actually is for brain tumour research as well.”

“To touch on this story, it really means a lot to me and the show.”

How will her last scenes play out?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday.

Lola and Jay are adamant on sticking together

Lola and Jay are adamant on sticking togetherCredit: BBC
Jay and Ben also agree to make this Christmas unforgettable

Jay and Ben also agree to make this Christmas unforgettableCredit: BBC