EastEnders' Stacey Branning and Ryan Malloy are set to enjoy an al fresco romp.

The saucy pair - who have baby Lily together - will come face-to-face as Ryan tries to stop Stacey from fleeing the country with their daughter.

When he catches up with her though the chemistry between them is undeniable, and they can't contain their feelings.

Neil McDermott - who plays Ryan in the BBC One soap - said: "Ryan's desperate to find her. He's worried, given she has bipolar disorder, and fears that her state of mind might be affecting Lily.

"When he catches up with her though the chemistry between them is undeniable, and they can't contain their feelings."

Despite Ryan already being married to Walford's resident bad girl Janine (Charlie Brooks) and Stacey being concerned Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) will tell police Stacey was responsible for the murder of Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb), it doesn't stop the former lovers from getting caught up in the moment.

Actress Lacey Turner - who plays the troubled mum - told Inside Soap magazine: "Stacey thinks that Ryan's going to try to take Lily away from her, but he suddenly just grabs her and kisses her. Stacey reciprocates - and the next thing you know, the pair of them are rolling round on the car bonnet."

However, Ryan will be left devastated after the brunette beauty tells him she still plans to flee the square in the hope she can keep her murderous secret from being revealed to the world.