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EastEnders dropped major hint about Rocky's real identity in his very first scene

Daily Mirror
 26 days ago

EastEnders fans were left utterly stunned last night as it was revealed that Rocky wasn't, in fact, Sonia's dad and is actually Dotty's uncle.

And, if that wasn't shocking enough, the pair have been involved in a con to try and steal Sonia's money.


But there was a clever hint dropped in right from actor Brian Conley's first appearance in the BBC soap back in May.

Sonia and Dotty had been involved in a huge row after Dot's granddaughter had accused the nurse of stealing her inheritance.

She was left fuming after realising that Sonia had been given power of attorney and further angered after realising that she was in charge of her inheritance.

Sonia was soon afterwards left stunned when she appeared to bump into her estranged dad Terry Cant, who had returned to the Square with 'fake name' Rocky.

For the last few months, Sonia had been searching for her dad after her daughter Bex left to go travelling.

Rocky was first seen on screen walking out of the tube station while Sonia was complaining about Dotty.
The pair have been conning Sonia together ( Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

In some major signposting, Sonia was heard saying: "That girl has made a fool of me too many times!"

Actor Brian also opened up about the twist, revealing that he had known about it from the start.

He said: "Ooh well I was very aware when I started. I was fortunate enough to have it mapped out, we didn’t know his name or things like that, but it was one of the reasons that they always called me Rocky because he’s meant to be Terry but he’s actually Thomas, and that could get confusing, so they decided on Rocky - much to my amusement, as I couldn’t be further from Rocky!

"For me, the hardest thing was keeping it a secret. Friends would go ‘Oh I love the fact that you’re a father.’ Lots of people have commented on that and when I initially came on everyone was like ‘oh you’re Sonia’s dad’ .. You want to go - ‘yeah you just watch this space!’ It’s a relief that it’s come out, I want them all to know who he really is, and how the story will unfold.

"He’s always been charming and fun and nice but there’s never been anything more than that, so now to get this whirlwind of information as an audience, there’ll be a treat now to find out what he’s doing there, why he’s resorted to this, why this whole thing has gone on for so long.

*EastEnders airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One

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