EastEnders: Denise Welch debuts as Kyle’s mum Alison – see the first-look pictures

But can Alison accept her son's choices?


Kyle Slater will be thrown into a tailspin over the coming weeks when Stacey contacts his mum Alison and invites her to the Square.


After Kyle admits that he misses his mother, Stacey takes matters into her own hands and arranges for her to visit.  But with this being the first time that Alison has seen Kyle since he decided transition, tensions are running high.

With Alison struggling to accept her son’s choice, how will she react to seeing Kyle?


Speaking last month about her casting, actress Denise Welch said: “I’m thrilled to be part of such an iconic show. I have friends in the cast and can’t wait to start. It’s a short stint but such a powerful role and I’m thrilled to be taking it on.”

An EastEnders source added: “Denise will star in a few episodes that see a lot of focus on her character. Alison is finding it difficult to accept her daughter is now her son and the storyline will follow her meeting Kyle for the first time. It will deal with very sensitive issues.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.


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