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June Whitfield to return to EastEnders as Sister Ruth – to reveal the truth about Kat’s secret son?!


Legendary actress June Whitfield is to return to EastEnders, to coincide with Kat and Alfie’s festive return.

The actress made her one-off guest appearance back in May when Kat visited Sister Ruth at the place she gave birth to Zoe.

However, things soon took a turn when Sister Ruth discovered Kat actually had twins – one boy and one girl. Kat left unbeknownst to Sister Ruth’s discovery.

On her return, Whitfield said today: “I am so thrilled to be returning to EastEnders to revisit Sister Ruth and am really looking forward to working with Jesse Wallace again”


An EastEnders source added: “Kat and Alfie are going to have a life changing time back in Walford and Sister Ruth’s involvement is going to be crucial.

“She holds the key to a big part of Kat’s life, but are some things better off left in the past or will she confess her secrets?”

Just last week it was announced Kat and Alfie are to return this Christmas for a guest stint, to set the wheels in motion for their spin-off show.

On their return, Enders’ executive producer said: “Christmas in Walford is always the perfect time for uncomfortable family reunions – and Kat and Alfie’s brief return will lead to tears, laughter… and a mountain of secrets being unearthed for the Slater family.

“As Kat and Alfie hold on to each other and their marriage, the discovery that Kat has a secret son will lead to seismic waves through the Slaters – and ultimately lead to the Moons realising that the answers to so many questions lie across the sea in Ireland.”

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