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Alison Slater comes face-to-face with her son for the first time since his transition

Denise Welch makes her EastEnders debut as Alison Slater, next week on EastEnders.

As Kyle’s still settling into his new home and with the family he never thought he’d be with, tensions run high as he and Sophie, his best friend, argue. Stacey interrupts the pair arguing.

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As viewers may recall, Kyle has previously said that his mum hasn’t spoken to him since his transition as she doesn’t agree with what he’s done. We then found out in March that Denise Welch had been cast in the role to play his mum, Alison.

Alison turns up at Stacey’s flat to see Kyle, and waits for him.

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She then comes face to face with Kyle.

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Kyle then introduces his mum to Stacey – a child from Brian’s other relationship whom she’s never met.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 26/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 03/05/2016 - Episode: 5276 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 26th APRIL, 2016* ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Alison comes face to face with Kyle. Alison Slater (DENISE WELCH), Kyle (RILEY CARTER MILLINGTON), Stacey Branning (LACEY TURNER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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Will Kyle and his mum, Alison, be able to rebuild their relationship?

EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday 2nd May and Tuesday 3rd May, on BBC One. 

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