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?”
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.”