Will Eastenders ever learn its lesson? Fresh from the controversy following the cot death/ baby swap storyline the soap has decided to venture into the topic of teenage prostitution.
Bosses have confirmed the soap is to highlight the issue of sexual exploitation in a storyline involving Whitney Dean who is played by Shona McGarty.
The story will see Whit’s life collapse after stepmother Bianca Butcher leaves and leads her to fall for an “unscrupulous man who ultimately sexually exploits her for his own financial gain”.
What’s more surprising is that the storyline has been devised for Comic Relief.
An EastEnders spokeswoman said: “EastEnders has been working alongside Comic Relief since last year, devising a storyline that raises awareness of sex exploitation.
“In the long tradition the show has of tackling social issues, this is a storyline that looks to be exploring a growing problem that faces many young women in the UK.”Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip