EastEnders spoilers: Sharon Mitchell and Ian Beale return to the Square!

EastEnders Letitia Dean aka Sharon Mitchell
(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders icons Sharon Mitchell and Ian Beale, actors Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt, drop into Albert Square for more Secrets gossip

Sharon Mitchell and Ian Beale – aka actors Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt - head to the EastEnders (opens in new tab) set to chat to Stacey Dooley in EastEnders: Secrets From The Square (opens in new tab) on Monday (8 pm, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

As two of the longest serving members of the EastEnders’ cast, Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt have seen it all - and they’re more than happy to share their behind-the-scenes stories with the fans!

EastEnders Sharon Mitchell and Ian Beale

Sharon Mitchell and Ian Beale have been friend since they were teenagers (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Stacey Dooley encourages the pair to talk about what it was like to join the show as teens. Back in the day, Sharon Mitchell was a Watts and the bubble-permed daughter of Queen Vic landlords Den and Angie, while a fresh-faced Ian Beale lived with his market stallholder parents Kathy and Pete Beale.

EastEnders Adam Woodyatt aka Ian Beale

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt shares behind-the-scenes gossip with Stacey Dooley. (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Adam and Letitia tell tales of their early days on set - including being sent home for giggling – and the couple relive their attempt at ‘80s pop fame. Also, Adam looks at a scene that turned him into an internet meme and Letitia explains why a nailed down coffin gave her a shock!

Stacey Dooley visits the EastEnders cafe

Super fan Stacey Dooley is delighted to have a snoop around the cafe! But is that ketchup real? (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Super fan Stacey discovers which cast member is most like their character in real life. Plus Adam treats Stacey to a tour of the Square’s famous ‘caff’, revealing which actor broke the café till…

Taking fans right up to the present, Letitia discusses her take on the recent juicy Sheanu love triangle plot. She and Adam tease what’s in store for their characters when the show returns.

While EastEnders takes a break, fans will get their Monday night Walford fix with this entertainment series replacing the regular episodes. EastEnders will return with brand new episodes later in the year.

EastEnders replacement programming continues on BBC1 on Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.