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A smooth operator with an eye for a quick buck, Michael likes danger - and takes big risks to ensure he gets his own way...
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|First appearance:||1st October 2010|
|Address:||23 Albert Square|
|Occupation:||Co-owns and runs Basher Jim's boxing gym|
Michael has all the charming characteristics of his cousin Alfie, but with a more sinister edge. Though he's a chancer, Alfie has a good heart. Does Michael even have one?
Come on... you know you want to.Michael Moon
- Names: It's always Michael, never Mike, Mikey, Mick or Mickey
- Football team: West Ham
- Hobbies: Women and making money from boxing
- Education: Attended the same school as Max and Jack Branning
- Phrases: "Not the face!" (when involved in a dispute)
Michael loves danger and takes big risks to get his own way. He's also very competitive and flashy, with a manipulative, jealous nature. He wouldn’t think twice about screwing people over – even those he loves.
Love isn't something that comes easy for Michael. His relationship with son Tommy is lukewarm at best. However, in winning the heart of Janine, Michael showed his warmer side. Although he declared himself 'fond' of Janine, pushing her to rip up the prenup on her wedding day didn't give us much confidence in his motives, and Janine obviously saw this too when she delivered Michael an ultimatum; everything he desires (e.g. a massive suitcase of money) or her.
While Michael chose Janine, it was still not enough to banish the doubts she had about him out of her mind, and she departed The Sqaure, leaving Michael holding the baby. While there were doubts over Michael's ability to step up and be a dad to baby Scarlett, with the help of Kat and Alice (who has developed a big old crush on Michael), he seems to have formed a strong bond wih his daughter.
Becoming a responsible parent hasn't changed his ways too much though. He didn't miss an opportunity to bed Kat (again) after hearing that Alfie had asked her for a divorce. Tsk tsk.
When Janine finally returned to The Square she took taken Scarlett from Michael and banned him from seeing her! Michael managed to manipulate his No.1 fan Alice into sneaking in daddy/daughter meetings... but the stress of this cloak and dagger behaviour became too much for Alice who blurted out the truth to Janine. Realising that she had been well and truly had, a furious Janine fled The Square again, promising Michael that he will never be part of his daughters life.
While Michael was initially furious at Alice, his feelings seemed to make a quick turn around as he ended up bedding the besotted girl. Is a genuine romance on the cards, or is this another masterstroke in manipulation from Michael?
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