While she gears up for her bitter divorce, albeit after bedding a 17-year-old student, Michelle got chatted up on the tube after bumping into the mysterious stranger in EastEnders last week.
“What are the chances?” he smiled, before whipping out a handkerchief. “I’ve got something for you, it’s a new one. I tried to wash yours.”
He continued: “Sorry for looking at your messages.”
“Just aware of the time,” a particularly uncomfortable-looking Michelle squirmed.
EastEnders fans lose their minds over Michelle Fowler's new man Soap stars then and now Thu, June 1, 2017
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So Michelle's flirting with that Midsomer Murders detective
The gent asked: “Hot date?” which was met with an abrupt: “Husband.”
Though, eagle-eyed viewers, or at least the Midsomer Murder fans watching on, lost their minds when they realised that EastEnders were lining up a new romance for Michelle with none other than Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy.
“As if Troy from Midsomer Murders is now in #EastEnders. I used to have a crush on him when he was in MM,” beamed one excitable fan, as another followed: “My God! It's Troy from Midsomer Murders, the First Barnaby's original companion. #EastEnders.”
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Michelle's new squeeze previously starred in Midsomer Murders
A third cried: “Troy!! I wondered where he'd been spending his time after Midsomer!! #Eastenders.”
“So Michelle's flirting with that Midsomer Murders detective? She might get bumped off if she's not careful…. #eastenders,” wrote this comical fan.
EastEnders continues Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.