How did Chantelle die in EastEnders?

EastEnders viewers witnessed the tragic end of the harrowing domestic abuse storyline between Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) and Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith) on Friday September 18.

After weeks of distressing scenes between the pair, abusive Gray was told by a defiant Chantelle that she was leaving him, but it wasn’t to be.

Gray ended up killing Chantelle – and have revealed what happens in the aftermath in Monday night’s episode.

How did Chantelle die and will Gray get caught?

How did Chantelle die?

Chantelle revealed to Gray that she was leaving him on Friday’s episode, but Gray instead told Chantelle she wasn’t going anywhere.

He then shoved her, causing her to fall on an open dishwasher, and wounding herself on a sharp knife.

After falling on the knife, Chantelle was shown pleading with Gray to get help.

While it initially looked like he would step up to redeem himself slightly, he instead left her to die.

EastEnders domestic violence – get support

Two thirds of women who were experiencing abuse from their partner/ex-partner in June told a Women’s Aid study that their abuser had started using lockdown restrictions or the Covid-19 virus and its consequences as part of the abuse.  (66.7% of those answering question – Women’s Aid Survivor Survey, June 2020).

At the height of lockdown over three quarters of women living with an abuser said they felt they could not leave or get away because of the pandemic. (78.6% of those answering question – Women’s Aid Survivor Survey, April 2020).

You can get support and information from Women’s Aid by visiting the website or contacting the free instant messaging service.

You can get support and information from Refuge – which holds a comprehensive and detailed guide to seeking help on the website.

Gray was shown going for a walk while his partner died, alone, to give himself a credible alibi.

Will Gray get caught?

In teasers for upcoming episodes, it appears as if Gray does fall under suspicion.

Gray does his best to try and deceive the police officers, but it is known that new evidence is due to come to light that will cast suspicion over his role in Chanetelle’s death even further.

However, viewers will have to stay tuned to find out if he gets caught, and Chantelle’s killer gets justice.

EastEnders continues Monday September 21 at 8:05pm on BBC One.

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