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Meet Hunter: Son of Steve and Mel Owen

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EastEnders is bringing a blast from the past this January when Melanie Owen returns. But she’s not alone…

Meet Hunter Owen. Fifteen years old, he never had the chance to meet his father. It soon becomes apparent that Hunter knows very little about the kind of man his father really was.

Show insiders have revealed that Hunter has inherited some of his dad’s “good traits” – but teased whether or not a more sinister side is lurking.

Speaking about his new role, Winter said: “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be on such an iconic show as EastEnders.

“It still feels really surreal that this has happened. It’s an exciting time for me and I can’t wait to get stuck in and for everyone to meet Hunter.”

EastEnders airs Mel’s return this January on BBC One.

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