EastEnders’ Lola spotted in wheelchair on beach trip for emotional final scenes

EastEnders favourite Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) is taken on a final trip to the seaside as she nears the end of her life.

The Walford hairdresser has a brain tumour and was recently told she has just months to live.

In upcoming scenes set to air on the BBC One soap, Lola will enjoy a day at the beach with husband Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick).

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Actors Jamie and Danielle were spotted filming the emotional scenes on Tuesday as Lola is pushed around in a wheelchair by loveable Jay.

Danielle was seen wrapped up warm in a white padded coat with a purple tracksuit and her trademark black headband.

Things take an emotional turn next week when an excited Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) excitedly talks about taking the family for a summer holiday in Portugal,

Lola is forced tell him the truth. leaving Billy utterly devastated and consumed by anger as she explains she’s only got months to live.

A heartbroken Lola is distraught and later tells Jay that with time running out, she needs to get some essential things in order.

Most importantly, she wants him to adopt her daughter Lexi Mitchell (Isabella Brown).

Callum Highway (Tony Clay) worries about his partner and Lexi's dad Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) as he bottles his feelings.

Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) catches up with Ben and tells her son to lean on Callum and get the support he needs.

Actress Danielle has previously opened up about how much it meant to her to be "trusted" with such a big storyline.

"It means so much to be trusted with a storyline like this – one that’s close to many people’s hearts. Sadly many of our viewers will be able to relate to Lola’s story and it’s been heart-breaking to speak to the families affected by brain tumours and hear their stories.

"They’ve been so amazing in sharing their experiences with me, and I’m so lucky to have them."

Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer added: "It was vital for us to work alongside Macmillan and Brain Tumour Research to take on, and accurately present, such a profound and emotional storyline for Lola, one that many viewers may relate to.

Danielle [Harold] has thoughtfully relayed the realities of being diagnosed with a brain tumour with grace and understanding. We hope that this storyline resonates with the audience and that we represent it as sensitively, and accurately as possible."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 7.30pm

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