EastEnders: Jay pays heartbreaking tribute to Lola and fans are in tears

Fans of EastEnders were left misty-eyed last night, as Jay and the residents of Walford held a fundraiser for the late Lola Brown.

In an evening of fun and bawdy magic tricks (thanks to Big Mo and Stevie) Lola’s friends and family staged a talent show to raise money for charity. And, as the night ended, Jay took to the stage to perform a tribute to his late wife.

Jay plays guitar at the Walford talent show in EastEnders
Jay takes to the stage
Seated with a guitar and with a video of Lola playing in the background, Jay sang Wonderful Tonight, by Eric Clapton. The song held special relevance, as it was one he had once sung to her while she was ill, during their trip to the beach.

Jay singing on EastEnders; inset, Lola looking tragic (Credit: BBC/Composite: ED!)
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house – nor in viewers’ homes either, as it turned out.

Jay and Lola in margate
EastEnders fans react as Jay performs for Lola
As these scenes aired, fans took to social media to share their thoughts. And many found themselves devastated by Jay’s sweet tribute to Lola.

‘I’m blubbing at Jay singing on EastEnders,’ wrote one fan, via X.

I’m blubbing at Jay singing on #Eastenders

‘Jay’s perforformance of Wonderful Tonight,’ sobbed another, employing a crying emoji.

‘Jay singing just had me absolutely bawling. Beautiful!’ said a third.

Jay singing just had me absolutely bawling beautiful!!

‘Nah, Jay singing to a slideshow of Lola is breaking my heart,’ wrote a fourth.

Did Jay’s performance have you reaching for the tissues?

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