Mick Carter is attacked by a masked assailant in a first look image from an upcoming instalment of EastEnders.
The pub landlord, played by Danny Dyer, is left manning the Queen Vic alone, when he goes to investigate a strange noise coming from the barrel store.
As soon as he gets down there he is jumped by a masked man.
The picture shows a man dressed in black with a balaclava over his head grabbing Carter around the neck from behind.
Carter, dressed in a blue shirt and waistcoat, can be seen with a look of distress on his face trying to pull the arm away from his neck.
EastEnders continues on Tuesday on BBC One at 7.30pm.