EastEnders has unveiled its Christmas 2015 cast portrait, which shows the first look at Kat and Alfie’s upcoming return to the BBC1 soap.
Both Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie are set to make a temporary comeback to Walford in time for the festive season, with Kat expected to find out about the secret son she never knew existed.
The key episodes will also see the Beales and the Mitchells reach breaking point, with what are being billed as “life-changing consequences”, while Mick and Linda’s wedding will put the Carters in the spotlight over New Year.
Speaking recently about what viewers can expect to see as regards the Beales, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “Bobby is definitely one to watch. He’s a bit of a little b*****d! And that story will reach its climax at Christmas.”
Next week’s visits to Albert Square will see the Christmas spirit take hold when the council refuses to provide a tree for the residents, all of which leads to Ian (with help from Mick at the Queen Vic) taking charge of the decorations. Get ready for one of those classic, heartwarming moments when everyone gathers for the big switch on.
You can see the full-size Christmas image here.
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