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.
But now, back in Walford, Alfie makes the brave decision to see his doctor about his tumour.
Ian spots a tearful Alfie sitting on the bench.
When Ian spots a tearful Alfie sitting on Arthur’s bench, he comforts him.
Alfie finally makes the brave decision to visit the doctor, accompanied by Ian.
But when Ian receives a call from Jane and has to go home, he asks Phil to stay with Alfie.
After his test, Alfie tells Phil what the doctor has said.
Just as Alfie opens up to Phil, he gets the upsetting news that Charlie has died.
These scenes air next week on BBC One.