So, my hunch was correct - Nick Cotton isn't dead in Eastenders.
To be fair,the story did seem to indicate as such with all the subterfuge that was playing out during his funeral a while back.
The reason why I am writing about it today is because I had placed a bet on him being the person who will end up being revealed as the murderer of Lucy Beale when the whodunnit storyline is resolved early next year.
I placed one pound on him at odds of 10/1 with Ladbrokes. He is now 8/1 with them.
The only thing working against me is the time. Does the 'Nick is Alive' plot have enough legs to carry itself to 2015?
I guess we'll find out eventually.