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Don Gilet reprises his role as one of Walford’s most notorious bad guys and will to return to E20 later in the year, set to turn Denise Fox’s world upside down again.

First arriving to Albert Square in 2008 when his daughter, Chelsea, tracked him down, they discovered he’d found Christianity after a troubled past with addiction. Rekindling their relationship, Lucas was the picture-perfect family man, until Denise and Lucas got engaged.

Now after four years of relative peace, Lucas’ return to EastEnders is set to cause shockwaves thought Albert Square.

Don Gilet says: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be asked to breathe life once again into such a complex, controversial and divisive character but, most importantly, to have another opportunity to work alongside one of the UK’s finest actors, Diane Parish. I feel blessed.”

Jon Sen, Executive Producer, EastEnders commented: “Bringing back Don to the Square has been on our wish list for some time now as there’s definitely some unfinished business with Lucas and he certainly hasn’t let Denise go. His reign of terror put him firmly up there with Walford’s biggest villains and I can’t wait for audiences to watch his return unfold.”

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