Almost twenty years since first appearing in Albert Square, Shane Richie is set to reprise his role as the legendary Alfie Moon this autumn.
A man with a big heart, Alfie quickly won the heart of viewers with his cheeky and charming personality.
However life has been anything but smooth sailing for Alfie with his best laid plans and dodgy schemes often backfiring, landing him in a number of a precarious situations over the years.
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 Slater.
Kat and Alfie’s fiery relationship has been at the heart of a number of memorable storylines throughout the years but things finally came to an end for them in 2018 when Kat discovered Alfie was the father of her cousin Hayley’s baby.
With the past quickly catching up with him, Alfie decided to flee Walford in 2019, making an enemy of Phil Mitchell in the process. So just what is bringing Alfie back to the Square? One thing for certain is things are never straightforward for Alfie but if anyone can charm their way out of trouble it’s Alfie Moon.
Alfie will be back in Walford this autumn but viewers should keep their eyes peeled in the coming days for a clue of what’s to come…
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...
"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.”
EastEnders continues weeknights at 7:30pm. Weekly boxsets available on BBC iPlayer every Monday until mid-August.