Almost twenty years since first appearing in Albert Square, Shane Richie is set to reprise his role as the legendary Alfie Moon this autumn.

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.

With the past quickly catching up with him, Alfie decided to flee Walford in 2019, making an enemy of Phil Mitchell in the process.

On returning to EastEnders, 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."

He's back! Shane Richie is set to reprise his role as Alfie Moon in Eastenders this autumn

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."

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