EastEnders viewers applauded Linda Carter after she slapped husband Mick for giving money to Whitney Dean.
The Queen Vic landlady, played by Kellie Bright, was left furious when she found out Mick had taken money out of the pub till to give to the woman he had cheated on her with.
After Linda discovered £200 was missing from the till, Mick had to admit he had given it to Whitney, played by Shona McGarty, to help her out after she had been sacked from her job at the pub.
When Mick protested as Linda referred to Whitney as a “tart”, his wife delivered a stinging slap.
Fans of the BBC soap applauded, with one writing: “Been waiting for that, GO LINDA C YOU QUEEN,” while another tweeted: “thank god, i was about to jump into my computer and slap mick myself.”
Earlier in the episode, Mick returned Whitney’s possessions to her, where she confronted him about telling his wife about their tryst.
She said: “I didn’t ask for any of this. You’ve made me look like a homewrecker.”