Viewers were stunned last month as Michelle (played by Jenna Russell) confessed that she’d fled her Florida home after it was revealed she’d enjoyed a fling with another teenager across the pond.
In turn, her husband and son Mark Jnr. have cut her out as she attempts to rebuild her life in Walford, but fans have speculated the supply teacher will only cause more trouble for herself when she returns to work in a high school.
“Michelle will end up sh***ng Shaki if she becomes a teacher again #EastEnders,” pondered one audience member, as another agreed: "Michelle applying for a supply teachers job. She's going to bang that Shakil boy isn't she? #EastEnders."
One more wrote: “Got a feeling EastEnders storyline is going to be going to dark places with Michelle,” before a fourth predicted: “Michelle is going to go into a relationship with either Jay or Shakil.”
EastEnders fans have predicted Shakil Kazemi and Michelle Fowler will have an affair
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Martin Fowler got stuck underneath a double-decker bus that crashed into the market
Michelle will end up sh***ng Shakil if she becomes a teacher again
The rumour comes after Shakil (Shaheen Jafargholi) was brutally beaten as part of a revenge porn storyline in last night’s particularly gruesome instalment of the BBC soap.
Viewers complained that the scenes were far too graphic for the 8pm viewing and complained in their droves on Twitter.
EastEnders also avoided an Ofcom investigation yesterday for last month’s "insensitive" bus crash storyline, which was broadcast just one month after Berlin's Christmas market terror attack.
Michelle Fowler admitted to an affair with a 17-year-old pupil in America
Shakil Kazemi was brutally beaten in last night's EastEnders
The regulator received 44 complaints in total, 33 after the first episode, and a further 11 after the continuing follow-up episode.
An Ofcom spokesperson said: "We considered 33 complaints that scenes of a bus crash were offensive, in light of recent actual events. However, we found that the episode was not graphic or explicit, and was part of a long-running storyline."
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.