Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie set to return to Walford

Shane Richie as Alfie Moon and Jesse Wallace as Kat Moon

Tuesday 09 February 2010

One of EastEnders' favourite couples will be returning to the show later this year.

As previously reported Shane Ritchie will reprise his role as the East End loveable rogue Alfie and Jessie will return as the brash, tart with a heart, Kat Moon.

The pair were last seen on the show when Kat and Alfie left Albert Square on Christmas Day in 2005 and have remained as two of the shows' most loved and iconic characters.

Alfie and Kat

Speaking of her return, Jessie Wallace said: "I've really enjoyed playing different roles over the last few years, but am excited to slip back into Kat Slater's stilettos. I've missed her."

Shane Richie said: "I'm very much looking forward to returning to EastEnders to find out what Alfie has been up to and what the future has in store for him. More than anything I'm looking forward to getting my face covered in Kat's lipstick again!"

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