Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) is to arrive back in Albert Square on Christmas Day but without Alfie and the kids in tow.
Stacey is to get a surprise visit from Kat following the birth of her new baby. But it seems that Alfie, Tommy, Bert and Ernie are still in Spain.
However, everyone will then get a further surprise when Alfie (Shane Richie) also makes a comeback to Walford, having brought the children along with him.
He’s determined to find out why Kat left and is soon making a decision about what the future holds for both himself and his wife…
Speaking recently about what lies in store for the Moons, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said:
“Christmas in Walford is always the perfect time for uncomfortable family reunions – and Kat and Alfie’s brief return will lead tears, laughter… and a mountain of secrets being unearthed for the Slater family.
“As Kat and Alfie hold on to each other and their marriage, the discovery that Kat has a secret son will lead to seismic waves through the Slaters – and ultimately lead to the Moons realising that the answers to so many questions lie across the sea in Ireland.”
The characters of Kat and Alfie were last seen in May 2015 when they left town after becoming millionaires thanks to a scratchcard win.
Following their temporary return to the BBC1 soap, the pair will next be seen in am as-yet-to-be-named six-part spin-off set in Ireland and to be broadcast in 2016.
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