EASTENDERS fans have been left distracted by an editing blunder after George Knight sent Dean Wicks flying down the stairs in an explosive scrap.
Tonight’s episode saw Dean andpartners Ian and Cindy Beale attempt to open their new shop, Beale’s Eels.
However, the word ‘rapist’ had been painted in red across the shop front, and Dean automatically accused Linda Carter – who he did rape back in 2014 – of doing it.
Linda denied it, and in a later confrontation outside the shop with Dean, her soon-to-be step sister Gina Knight revealed she had done it.
As tensions rose, Dean threatened to involve the, but Ian and Cindy encouraged him to go and calm things between him and Linda’s family for the sake of their new business.
Arriving at the Vic, Dean was turned away but the villain decided to sneak in the back way and speak to Linda one-on-one in the kitchen.
Linda was terrified when she saw him stood there, and begged him to leave.
As she got out of the kitchen, Cindy and George arrived on the landing and told him to get out.
George and Dean confronted one another, with the landlord prodding him in the chest as he refused to leave.
Linda then told Dean he was “pathetic”, but he raged: “Oh, got your eye on him now have you?” before pointing at George.
He continued: “First your husband’s brother now your mother’s boyfriend!”
With that, George gave him a swift backhander across the face, but the force pushed Dean back and he tumbled down the stairs before lying motionless at the bottom.
However, as the duff duffs rang out, some EastEnders viewers were distracted by the fact they noticed the stuntman in the scene before it cut back to actor Matt Di Angelo – who plays Dean – lying on the floor.
One wrote on social media: “That drop was soooooo pathetic why did I see when they switched the camera to the stunt double.”
Another added: “That doof doof genuinely had me crying with laughter LMAO.”
A third tweeted: “This made me snort the water I was drinking up me nose!”
EastEnders airs onOne and is available on BBC iPlayer.