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Charlotte Tutton

EastEnders' Alfie Moon returns to Walford as Shane Richie reprises role

EastEnders has confirmed a return for Alfie Moon, as Shane Richie is set to reprise his role on the BBC soap.

It's not been confirmed how long he will be back on the soap, but it could be a while given actor Shane has teased there's "wonderful storylines" in the pipeline for the character.

It's not going to be an easy time for Alfie when he does return, given how he left the show in 2019 - leaving Kat and his children behind.

Alfie was last seen in January 2019 when he fled the Square after stealing money from Phil Mitchell.

Viewers know that Alfie gave the money to Kat and that she eventually returned it to Phil, but it left her in big trouble for a while.

Of course Kat, who is officially divorced from ex-husband Alfie, has since embarked on a romance with Phil and they even got engaged.

EastEnders has confirmed a return for Alfie Moon this autumn (BBC)

Things are a little rocky at the moment given Phil's time in prison and his ex Sharon Watts hanging around.

But seeing as Alfie's exit saw him steal from Phil, does he need to watch his back or can Kat stop Phil from taking revenge?

EastEnders teased: "Alfie’s return is certain to turn a few heads with his past wrongdoings leaving him at odds with a number of people, especially his ex-wife Kat."

It's been revealed that Alfie will be back in Walford later this year, but viewers should keep their eyes peeled in the coming days for a clue of what’s to come, according to the soap.

Kat has since moved on with Phil (BBC)

So it seems a clue or two could spill the beans, and now actor Shane has shared his excitement to be back as Alfie - almost twenty years on from his character's debut.

On returning to EastEnders, Shane Richie said: "It's an absolute honour and privilege to be asked back to my TV home of Albert Square.

"I’m looking forward to catching up with some old cast mates and meeting some new ones.

EastEnders has confirmed a return for Alfie Moon, as Shane Richie is set to reprise his role (BBC)

"The new exec producer Chris Clenshaw has been instrumental in wanting to bring Alfie Moon back with some wonderful storylines… and who am I to say no?! I can't wait."

Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer, added: "Shane Richie created one of the most iconic, loveable and most memorable characters in soap, and to welcome him back to Walford is an absolute pleasure.

"A lot’s happened since Alfie’s been away from the Square but wherever his floral shirts go you can expect fun, frolics and, of course, the odd porky-pie. We’re over the moon to have him home."

Got any theories or thoughts on the storyline? Let us know in the comments section below

EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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