Rainie and Stuart Highway are set to ask Tiffany Butcher to be their surrogate after receiving heartbreaking news about their fertility treatment.
In scenes set to air on Tuesday the couple come up with the proposal for the 17-year-old after their appointment at the fertility clinic does not go as they had hoped.
Rainie had previously believed she was pregnant and feared she had lost the baby following a collision with Keegan Butcher-Baker when he was on his bike, but learned at the hospital that she was in fact having a phantom symptoms.
EastEnders SPOILER: Rainie and Stuart Highway are set to ask teen Tiffany Butcher to be their surrogate after heartbreaking fertility treatment diagnosis in Tuesday’s episode
After their difficult fertility treatment appointment, Rainie meets with Tiffany to have an emotional heart-to-heart as the former details her desperation to have a family of her own.
As she does this, Stuart researches the possibility of them using a surrogate mother and tells Rainie of the potential way they could have a child.
Believing she knows exactly who to ask to carry their baby, Rainie rushes back to Tiffany and asks if she would consider being their surrogate.
Proposal: After their difficult fertility treatment appointment, Rainie meets with Tiffany to have an emotional heart-to-heart and later asks if she’d consider being their surrogate
The couple offer the teen a substantial amount of money to do so, but Tiffany struggles with the difficult decision.
Rainie and Stuart are keen to find out what Tiffany thinks of their proposal, and if she’s willing to agree, but will she do it?
In the UK Surrogates must be a minimum age of 21, so it is unclear how the 17-year-old will be able to accept Rainie and Stuart’s request.
Ricky Champ, who plays Stuart, said of the storyline: ‘The initial choice of Tiffany is Rainie’s decision – she gets the idea straight away, far too quickly of course, that little Tiff is there.
Tough choice: The couple offer the teen a substantial amount of money to do so, but Tiffany struggles with the difficult decision
‘She’s young, she’s local, she’s trustworthy, they like her, and she’s just started working as a beautician at the funeral parlour. The stars align and make Tiffany an easy choice.’
Tiffany, who is married to Keegan, is said to be interested in both the money and the chance to help Rainie and Stuart, as Ricky went on: ‘Obviously both reasons have a big impact for her, that is how Stuart and Rainie are selling it to her; literally ten grand is going to buy you a lot of trainers, Keegan!
‘Keegan and Tiff need the money for their future. Fingers crossed for Rainie and Stuart, I think Tiffany likes this weird couple that has shown her some kindness.’
EastEnders continues on Tuesday 10th November at 7:30pm.
Potential benefits: Ricky Champ, who plays Stuart, said of the storyline: ‘Keegan and Tiff (pictured) need the money for their future. Fingers crossed for Rainie and Stuart’