Kat and Alfie to leave EastEnders to star in their own spin-off show

Kat and Alfie

EastEnders most iconic couple Kat and Alfie Moon are set to star in their very own spin-off show which will be available in 2016.

Next year, viewers will see the popular couple leave Walford, but they won’t be completely off our screens as they will travel to Ireland to start a new life and get answer to some shocking questions which will arise in the coming weeks.

Filming for the spin off will begin later this year and the series will arrive on BBC One next year.

Speaking about the new series, Dominic said: “In the next few weeks on EastEnders, viewers will witness several huge twists for Kat and Alfie Moon that will change their lives forever.

“Now is the perfect time to take two of EastEnders’ most beloved and enduring characters out of their comfort zone as they head to Ireland to search for answers to some very big questions.

“My team here are very excited about creating a whole new drama that stands apart from EastEnders while taking our style of storytelling to a place of stories, myth, secrets and immeasurable beauty.”

Shane Richie, who plays Alfie, added: “Both Jessie and I are absolutely thrilled to be given this amazing opportunity. To have a whole drama focussed around Kat and Alfie is a huge honour for us both and we just can’t wait to start filming.”

And Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat, said: “I have always loved working on EastEnders so when I heard of this new drama to take Kat and Alfie outside of Walford, I couldn’t believe our luck.

“To be exploring the next chapter for Kat as well as working alongside my best mate, Shane, is a dream come true and a huge compliment.”

Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, added: “Life is anything but dull for favourite EastEnders couple Kat and Alfie as they embark on a new life in Ireland in this exciting drama series. Rest assured, their rollercoaster isn’t set to end any time soon.”

The spin-off will consist of six hour-long episodes.

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