Has Alfie got cancer in EastEnders? Everything you need to know

Alfie Moon worries about his cancer treatment
Has Alfie got cancer in EastEnders? (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders legend Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) was left reeling when he was told that he may have prostate cancer and needed further tests.

The news was revealed after Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) made him go to the hospital after being in severe pain from being punched by son Tommy Moon (Sonny Kendall).

After receiving the results, Alfie told his ex-wife Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) and Phil that he had been given the all-clear.

However, a shocking confession during a confrontation with Phil proved otherwise.

So has Alfie got cancer in EastEnders?

Has Alfie got cancer in EastEnders?

Alfie Moon has his cancer treatment

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Unfortunately, Alfie has got cancer in EastEnders. The heartbreaking truth was revealed last year after Alfie confessed that he lied about being given the all clear during a confrontation with Phil.

Alfie had a prostatectomy to treat his cancer and went to recuperate in Spain. But when he returned, he discovered that he still had prostate cancer after the operation and came face-to-face with Kat who was fuming that Alfie did a disappearing act to Spain without telling her.

He eventually confessed everything to Kat and she has been supporting him through his treatment of hormone injections and radiotherapy.

After having his final radiotherapy session, Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) encouraged Alfie to talk to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) about his prostate cancer diagnosis.

However, Alfie suffered a distressing accident and wet himself at the Vic in front of his friends as a result of his treatment.

After having a change of perspective from Phil, he told Ian and Billy about his diagnosis, receiving the full support from his friends.

Is Alfie Moon going to die in EastEnders?

Kat Slater is surprised to see Alfie Moon

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It hasn't been confirmed whether Alfie will tragically lose his life to cancer, but as he is receiving treatment we have high hopes that Alfie will make a full recovery.

Back in 2023, actor Shane Richie revealed there could be a possibility that Kat and Alfie may rekindle their romance during his appearance on The One Show.

When host Alex Jones asked if there was a future for Kat and Alfie, Shane said: "Next year something may happen. But we don't know."

Could Alfie's cancer struggles trigger a reunion for much-loved couple Alfie and Kat?

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace was a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, and she now writes for our sister site TechRadar. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!

Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.