EastEnders character’s long-lost dad back in Walford

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

After being released from prison, Buster Briggs, the biological father of Mick Carter and Dean Wicks, is back in Walford with a surprising proposition for ex-flame Shirley Carter, in scenes set to air this April.

Teasing the storyline, EastEnders executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said previously: “You’ve already met daddy – Buster Briggs played by the amazing Karl Howman.

“He’s coming back for the next chapter of this story. He needs to see his two sons and we’ll see how that’s going to affect Mick and Shirley.”

He continued excitingly: “There’s a whole new era for Shirley coming up, which is really exciting.”

EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday, April 6th 2015 at 8pm on BBC One.

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