When the show returns, it will also become clear that Ian used Max Branning’s (Jake Wood) money to buy the Queen Vic.
Somehow, Ian will manage to take Max’s share of Walford East and use it without him really understanding what is happening.
In a clip during a recent episode of EastEnders: Secrets from the Square, Max will tell Ian he has lost everything.
When it’s revealed what Ian has done, will he make it out alive as the Walford residents turn on him?
EastEnders continues on BBC One September 7.