EASTENDERS fans left cringing at Mitch and Karen’s socially-distanced kiss with awkward angles and slurping noises.
Soaps on all channels are currently learning how to navigate filming while dealing with restrictions due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Karen and Mitch are still reeling after the loss of their daughter Chantelle Atkins by the hands of her husband Gray.
In Tuesday evening’s episode Billy pleads with Mitch to go and see Karen who he says is struggling to pick a photo of their daughter for her funeral due to her all-consuming grief.
As the two sit on the floor going through pics of their eldest child, Mitch has an epiphany and tells his former love that he is sorry for not being with her all these years.
The two have a romantic moment and go in for a tender kiss, however viewers were left cringing at the awkward leaning in to get the right shot.
Ugh this is even worse than Karen and Billy #EastEnders
That kiss was so fake. Mitch, Karen #Eastenders
Lining the two faces up the camera quickly breaks away but there are some slurping kissing sounds, which are interrupted by Gray who also ruins the atmosphere.
There were a lot of creative ways of getting around the socially distanced kissing scene in tonight’s episode.
As Rainey and Stewart prepare to get married, everything that could go wrong does as the bride chooses the wrong dress and the groom gets locked in the hearse.
After an impromptu wedding organised by Ben, the newly married couple get to kiss with a pane of glass between them.
The hearse has broken down with no electricity so the windows clearly wouldn’t be working, which is very convenient for the socially-distanced snogging.