Shane Richie Returning to Eastenders
After a few hints that the star would be back, a spokesperson stated that he will in fact be coming back later this year.
BBc Controller John Yorke said of Richie’s return, “Alfie is one of EastEnders’ most loved and iconic characters, so he’s bound to get a very warm welcome from viewers when he returns to Walford.”
The last time viewers saw big-hearted Alfie, he was driving out of Walford with on-screen partner Kat Slater and in typical ‘Enders style, the romance was never easy but it captivated audiences until their departure in 2005.
Richie said of his reappearance on the Square, “It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked back to the iconic series of EastEnders which is at the top of its game! I’m looking forward to finding out what Alfie has been up to over the last few years but more importantly – what the future has in store for him.”
There’s no word yet on whether Kat, played by Jessie Wallace, will also make an appearance, but it would be nice, especially since already we’re losing beloved star Barbara Windsor after 15 years of service behind the bar of the Queen Vic.