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Aaron Sidwell to return to EastEnders as Steven Beale

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Steven Beale is on his way back to Walford, as Aaron Sidwell is reprising his role after eight years.

EastEnders Spy understands that Sidwell is already back on set filming, after he was spotted in the background of a video clip uploaded by Jonny Labey (who plays Paul) onto Instagram.

Steven’s last stint on the Square saw him explore his sexuality and become attracted to Christian Clarke, kidnapping Ian, shooting Jane and try to suffocate Pat Butcher!

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 12.54.43Since leaving Walford, Steven has been living in New Zealand, where Lauren Branning and Peter Beale are also living. It’s expected Steven and Lauren will return alongside each other – could this finally be the climax of the Bobby Beale storyline, or is it just getting started?!

There’s currently no word on whether or not Peter will be coming home with Steven and Lauren, but with Ben Hardy (who plays Peter) currently living the life in Hollywood, it wouldn’t shock us if he was recast.

Also returning later this year for an ‘explosive’ storyline for the Beale family are Jane Beales’s brother Christian Clarke and mother Linda Clarke.

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