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EastEnders star Ted Reilly reveals his mum thought he was really in hospital

Tom Reilly plays Johnny Carter in the BBC soap

by Sharnaz Shahid

EastEnders viewers have been hooked by the latest dramatic storyline, which saw Johnny Carter get accidentally shot by Walford's newest resident Ted. But it seems actor Ted Reilly's mother was left rather unimpressed when someone notified he that her son had been injured in real life. Taking to his Instagram page, Ted shared a picture of his fake injuries. He told fans in the caption: "My mum got told that I'd been taken to hospital. She burst into tears and ran out of her work meeting. Needless to say she wasn't impressed that the message didn't mention it was only on the telly."

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After Ted opened fired at Johnny, the beloved character lay unconscious and was bleeding heavily on the floor. He was then rushed to hospital in an ambulance, which crashed into a passing lorry and overturned. Last week, Ted's wife Joyce told police it was her who had shot Johnny - but fans were left furious after she was set free, while Martin Fowler got sent to jail on Tuesday's episode. One tweeted: "So Ted & Joyce get away with shooting someone yet Martin gets arrested for pushing a police officer?? Defy logic innit...? #EastEnders." Another said: "If Vincent shot Johnny, he would probably be in custody... but Joyce walking around making tea like nothing happened looool #EastEnders."

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Tom Reilly plays Johnny Carter on the BBC soap

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Elsewhere, it seems Johnny isn't the only one fighting for his life in hospital. Market trader Kush Kazemi suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of Albert Square. Played by Strictly Come Dancing star Davood Ghadami, the character collapsed in the street shortly after he asked his girlfriend Denise Fox to move in with him - which she immediately dismissed. The couple then had a heated argument, leaving Kush to question Denise's commitment to him.

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