EASTENDERS couple Chantelle and Gray Atkins were reunited last night when I'm A Celeb star Jessica Plummer ran into Toby-Alexander Smith at the theatre.
In September, viewers watched as Jessica's character Chantelle was brutally murdered by abusive husband Gray in a harrowing domestic abuse storyline.
And while the drama still unfolds on TV, the real-life stars appeared in jovial spirits as they caught up at London's Dominion Theatre after watching A Christmas Carol.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, the 28-year-old posted a picture of them standing on opposite sides of a doorway in a bid to keep socially distant.
Excitingly pointing at her former co-star, Jessica captioned the post: "Miss you!" and tagged Toby.
EastEnders fans watched as hairdresser Chantelle met a tragic end when Gray pushed her onto an upturned knife in the dishwasher as she tried to leave him – and watched her slowly die in September.
Chantelle had endured months of abuse at the hands of Gray, during which he even broke her arm and manipulated her into apologising.
But after a tortuous lockdown, Chantelle finally decided to flee – and run away with Kheerat and the children.
But viewers watched Gray thwart Chantelle’s plan to flee on a family holiday to Southend when he suspected her plans and managed to keep the children at home with him.
Matters were made worse when Gray arrived on the holiday just in time to catch Chantelle calling her new love Kheerat and telling him she wanted to be with him.
The abusive husband then dragged Chantelle and the kids home, where he eventually ended up killing his wife when she blurted out that she’s leaving him.
Gray then violently pushed her over and impaled her on an upturned knife in the dishwasher as she tried to escape.
Gray then got busy covering up the scene making it look like Chantelle had slipped on one of the children’s toys – as she bled out slowly on the kitchen floor and begged him for help.
EastEnders worked closely with Women's Aid and Refuge on the storyline, and the soap said the prevalence of domestic abuse in society meant it was important to represent the issue as accurately as possible.
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