FOLLOWING his devastating breakup with Nancy Carter, Zack Hudson is finding his mark alone in Albert Square.
But he’s left reeling when another EastEnders character drops a bombshell on him.
Zack had spent a night with local troublemaker Sam Mitchell after a drunken evening out on the town.
This meant Zack had to wave goodbye to Nancy and their plans to open a restaurant together.
Since then, he has been trying to pick himself back up, most notably by getting a job at Sam’s wine bar Peggy’s.
But in scenes due to air next week, Zack is thrilled to learn he’s been hired as the new chef at Walford East.
In later scenes, he’s excited for his first day at his new job.
While in the market, Zack bumps into Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) who asks him for a word.
But he’s soon distracted by a call from a random fling and begins to flirt, causing Whitney to leave, hurt by his actions.
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Zack won’t be able to escape drama next week as confirmed when he crosses paths with Jean Slater later on at Walford East.
The cleaner (played by Gillian Wright) puts her foot in it and mistakenly thinks he knows – Whitney Dean is pregnant with his child.
Fuelled by fear and childhood trauma, Zack’s world shatters once again.
As Zack was getting ready for his new job, Whitney headed to the closest pharmacy alongside Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner).
When the women realised they were both there to get a pregnancy test, they took the last pack of two and made the decision to do the tests together.
But Whitney was unable to tell Stacey her result before having to leave No.31.
Once alone with Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams), she eventually spoke and said she was pregnant with Zack’s baby.
After asking to speak with him in the market, Whitney came to the conclusion Zack was too much of a player to be a father for her baby while Chelsea recommended her to give him a chance.
Will Zack come round before it’s too late?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday.