John Partridge and Lynda Baron are both set to return to EastEnders later this year, reprising their roles as Christian and Linda Clarke – the brother and mother of Jane Beale.
Soap bosses are currently stayed tight lipped about their return, but the storyline has been dubbed to ‘change the Beale family forever’.
Their return scenes will air later this Summer.
Jane and Ian in 2014
On his return, Partridge said: “I am thrilled to be able to return to EastEnders whilst touring the UK withChicago,” Partridge said.
“Christian is never far from my mind – I turn my back for five minutes and look what happens.”
Linda, mother to Jane and Christian, hasn’t stepped foot in Walford since 2009, when she moved abroad with her husband. Whilst Christian has made multiple brief returns since his departure in 2012.