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Slater Drama: Kat discovers she had twins, Charlie’s back, Stacey’s meltdown and Alfie’s tumour

Charlie Slater and Mo Harris return to the Square next week to see Stacey’s newborn baby Arthur and drama soon follows.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Kat is delighted to see her dad again, but with his death looming, how much more can the Slaters take?

Meanwhile, Stacey is struggling with motherhood as she battles a rare mental illness.

Stacey is set to suffer from postpartum psychosis, which causes mood swings and hallucinations.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/12/2015 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 04/01/2016 - Episode: 5204 (No. 5204) - Picture Shows: Kat grows suspicious of Stacey's behaviour. Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER), Kat Moon (JESSIE WALLACE), Mo Harris (LAILA MORSE), Alfie Moon (SHANE RICHIE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Concerned about Stacey, Kat tries to get to the bottom of what’s wrong.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/12/2015 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 04/01/2016 - Episode: 5204 (No. 5204) - Picture Shows: Kat grows suspicious of Stacey's behaviour. Kat Moon (JESSIE WALLACE), Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Dot grows concerned for Stacey, too, when she finds her and Arthur in her house – but what is Stacey about to do?

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/12/2015 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 07/01/2016 - Episode: 5207 (No. 5207) - Picture Shows: Dot grows concerned about Stacey's behaviour.  Dot Branning (JUNE BROWN), Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Elsewhere, Alfie receives a call from his doctor…

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© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Before he left the Square, Alfie was told the upsetting news that he had a brain tumour.

Determined to make Kat happy, he refused treatment and the couple moved to Spain.


Later, Kat receives life-changing news as Sister Ruth, played by acting veteran June Whitfield, returns to EastEnders with a huge revelation for Kat.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/12/2015 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 05/01/2016 - Episode: 5205 (No. 5205) - Picture Shows: Sister Ruth tells Kat that she had another son – that Zoe was a twin. Sister Ruth (JUNE WHITFIELD), Kat Moon (JESSIE WALLACE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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As viewers will know, Kat is currently unaware that her daughter Zoe was a twin.

Sister Ruth, still feeling guilty about the secret, arrives in Albert Square to tell Kat the truth.

Understandably shocked, what will Kat do?!

EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday the 4th January 2016 at 8pm, Tuesday the 5th January 2016 at 7.30pm, Thursday the 7th January 2016 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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