Over the moon – Shane Richie returns

'Minder' - Press Launch - Photocall It’s true Shane Richie is returning to EastEnders to reprise the role of loveable rogue Alfie Moon, and we have to say we’re ‘over the moon’ to welcome him back!

We last saw Alfie and wife Kat (Jessie Wallace)  on Christmas Day 2005 when they drove off into the sunset to start their happily ever (a rare moment for Albert Square!).

When asked about his return Shane said  “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!” He went on: “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.”

We’re crossing our fingers that the loveable Mr Moon will have his wife Kat Slater by his side when he returns.  Although it has not yet been confirmed whether Jessie will be returning.