Shane Richie will return to ‘EastEnders’ later this 12 months.
The 54-year-old actor will reprise his function as Alfie Moon for an enormous autumn storyline, after he re-appeared on the BBC One cleaning soap in Could just for his alter-ego to find his spouse Kat Moon’s (Jessie Wallace) cousin Hayley Slater (Katie Jarvis) is carrying his child.
Alfie was below the impression Hayley was about to have a termination earlier than he headed again to Spain, and he’ll little question be shocked to see she determined to maintain their unborn child.
Shane’s alter-ego will get in contact with Kat to ask for her assist with a favour, however unbeknown to her he might be in London to shock her.
The actor has already began capturing his comeback forward of the autumn plot.
In Could, Shane hinted that he may make a everlasting ‘EastEnders’ return.
He stated: “I believe whenever you see tonight’s it truly raises extra questions, so that is actually not the final you will note of Alfie. However I can not say any greater than that.”
Alfie’s Could return was stored firmly below wraps by ‘EastEnders’ bosses after Shane met with government producer John Yorke a few comeback, and the producers went to excessive lengths to make sure no person knew he was again.
Shane added: “We had code names, censored scripts, automobiles with blacked out home windows.
“Clearly John and the workforce wished to maintain it a shock for everybody.
“It was thrilling to be again at Elstree, particularly with out anybody realizing.”
Earlier than Alfie’s ‘EastEnders’ return earlier this 12 months, viewers final noticed the character within the cleaning soap’s 2017 spin-off present, ‘Kat and Alfie: Redwater’.
The programme noticed Kat and Alfie head to Eire to search out her secret son, however the journey practically killed the pair of them, and the sequence concluded with the fates of the beloved characters unknown.
Kat was concerned in a potentially-devastating boat accident and Alfie, who has a mind tumour, and was final seen on a hospital mattress.