EastEnders left viewers on the edge of their seats on Tuesday evening, as they laid eyes on the first non-socially-distanced kiss in months.
Playing out between Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) and Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami), the lip contact could be seen in a teaser trailer, which was played as soon as the doof-doofs started rolling.
"I love you Whitney Dean," Kush could be heard saying, grabbing her face and snogging her against a wall.
Later they could be seen arguing in the street, with Whitney yelling: "They’re paying you to say you did things that you didn’t do!"
"I'm doing it for us," Kush argued, only for Whitney to reply: "By leaving me on my own?"
The trailer closed with a picture of Kush standing trial, swallowing nervously as he battled his demons before the court.
As the trailer faded out, the BBC voiceover asked: "Is this the end for Kush and Whitney? EastEnders, this week on BBC One and iPlayer."
Watching from home, viewers were in shock over the unexpected human contact, which comes after months of careful social distancing measures on the soap.
One Twitter user wrote: "WAS THAT THE FIRST NON SOCIALLY DISTANCED KISS??"
"Omg the trailer was amazing!!," chimed a second.
And a third remarked: "That trailer. Since when are actors allowed to kiss?? I can’t even see my family bro."
The sweethearts have only been dating for a few episodes, but it has rapidly grown serious, with Kush planning a secret wedding for his leading lady in the coming weeks.
However, Whitney is blind to the fact Kush has agreed to a dodgy deal with the Mitchell family, agreeing to do time for Phil's (Steve McFadden) crime.
Spoilers have revealed Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) will warn Kush he is about to get locked up for a long time if he goes ahead with the deal.
Kush's feelings for Whitney take priority, and he will go to the Mitchells to try and wriggle his way out of their plan.
The trailer hints Whitney soon finds out the truth, but whether she will stay with Kush remains a mystery.
Is it curtains for one of EastEnders' newest couples?
Daily Star has contacted BBC for comment.
EastEnders airs on Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
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