Charlie Slater is set to die this Christmas, following his brief return.
Derek Martin played Charlie for over a decade, before leaving in 2011. Since then, he made a brief return in 2013, and will make a final return this festive season.
Speaking to the Mirror, an inside said: “Charlie’s death is going to hit Kat hard. His storyline will be the catalyst for her to learn more secrets which will see her and Alfie [Shane Richie] eventually head to Ireland.”
“Charlie’s death is going to be a real tearjerker for the audience, too, and they will be waiting to see if he and Kat can mend bridges before he dies.”
“Charlie has always played a massive part in his daughter’s lives. Charlie’s return to the show was always to play this storyline.”
More to follow.