Walford’s Taylor family could end up having a very miserable Christmas this year as they’re hit by a financial crisis.
Karen is stunned when she discovers her twins have been stealing phones, but determined to find the cash she needs for the festive season, she convinces Keegan to sell the phones for her.
But little does she realise that one of the phones has the potential to cause a new year explosion because one belongs to Stacey Fowler and it just so happens to contain Jane Beale’s incriminating voicemail about Max Branning.
Despite the sale of the phones, Karen still doesn’t have enough cash to keep the bailiffs from her door or any presents under her tree and with no place else to turn she heads to see her estranged sister Kandice – played by Hannah Spearritt.
Soap fans will soon realise that there is bad blood between the sisters and Kandice is far from happy to see Karen on her doorstep.
But when Bernice later explains just how desperate they are, Kandice shows up on their door ready to deliver her own Christmas miracle…