An aging Stan usually makes do with his armchair for company, having retired from his trade as a fishmonger many years before. He currently lives outside of Walford, but could he interpret Mick's cry for help as an invitation to visit? And why wasn't he invited over for New Year's Eve?
But can the Carters trust Aunt Babe? Perhaps the proof will be in the (very retro) pudding!
You can meet Stan on the 27th January and Aunt Babe on the 31st January when these scenes air on BBC One.