BBC Three is scheduled to broadcast a special EastEnders interview, focusing on the Christmas Day storyline that has captivated audiences since February.

The special, hosted by Joe Swash, will delve into the lives of six beloved matriarchs of Walford: Denise (Diane Parish), Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), Linda (Kellie Bright), Sharon (Letitia Dean), Stacey (Lacey Turner), and Suki (Balvinder Sopal). These characters have been central to the storyline since its inception.

As the actresses re-watch their alter egos, they will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the most gripping moments of their characters throughout the year. The discussion will include speculation on which man might end up wearing the dreaded cufflinks in The Vic at Christmas, along with theories on what could drive each character to commit a crime.

The 30-minute special will also offer an exclusive preview of upcoming storylines leading up to the highly anticipated Christmas Day whodunnit reveal.

“EastEnders: The Six Revealed” is a BBC Studios production for BBC Three, commissioned by BBC Three Head of Content Nasfim Haque and BBC Drama Commissioning Editor Danielle Scott-Haughton.

Speaking on his involvement, presenter Joe Swash, said: “I absolutely loved being back in my old stomping ground, Albert Square. EastEnders holds such great memories for me, and it felt so great to be back. I loved reconnecting with Tish, Lacey and Di who I love dearly and worked with on my last stint in the show, and it was great to meet Kellie, Gillian and Bal as we looked back at some of their amazing storylines from the year.”

Nasfim Haque, Head of Content, BBC Three added: “The EastEnders whodunnit storyline has gripped fans since February, and we’re pleased to offer viewers on BBC Three this exclusive insight with those actresses at the heart of this gripping storyline.”

Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer of EastEnders added: “Since we announced our Christmas storyline back in February, there has been an overwhelming amount of speculation around the body in question and which one of our six Walford matriarchs might be responsible; with much of that speculation coming from the cast. This show not only gives the audience the chance to hear from the actresses involved as they discuss their own theories but also gives some exclusive news about what’s to come this Christmas.”