EastEnders spoilers: Whitney Dean’s murder trial verdict reached as killer Gray is forced to step in to defend her

WHITNEY Dean’s murder trial verdict is reached next week in EastEnders as Gray Atkins is forced to step in to defend her. 

Gray – who is played by Toby Alexander-Smith will hit rock bottom as he struggles to keep his guilt at bay after brutally murdering his wife Chantelle. 

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Viewers know that Whitney was arrested for her stalker Leo King's murder earlier this year in the BBC One soap after she accidentally killed him in self-defence.

Whitney was then released from prison on bail, with her lawyer Gray vowing to build her a defence.

Next week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Gray encourage Whitney to tell the truth in her final statements as she stands trial.

But later, Gray struggles to keep his guilt under control and is so distracted her forgets to pick the kids up from school. 

Reaching boiling point, he lashes out at Linda, who's babysitting the children. 

Later at court, Whitney’s barrister fails to turn up, meaning Gray – who turns up just in time – is the only person who can step up for the final statements. 

But will he help Whitney?

Or might the stress of everything finally get to him?

Later, Whitney awaits the verdict as Shirley and Linda discuss Gray and his aggressive behaviour. 

Might they be about to expose him as Chantelle’s abuser? 

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