EastEnders fans go wild as soap LEGEND makes unexpected appearance

The Albert Square sign on the set of EastEnders
An EastEnders legend made an unexpected comeback. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders viewers were over the moon to see soap icon Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) make an unexpected cameo during last night’s episode (Tuesday, July 12) after his adopted son Tommy Moon (Sonny Kendall) called him.

Last night’s EastEnders episode saw Alfie appear via video call after Tommy rang him.

Alfie was overjoyed to see his son, as he gushed: “Tommy! Tommy, my boy! Oh wow! I can’t believe it! It’s so good to see you! This makes me so happy, what a treat! Tommy, you know, I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately, buddy.”

“Have you?” a shy Tommy asked.

“Yes! Yeah, I think about you all the time. You, Bert, Ernie, you’re never far from my thoughts. Listen, listen, I know it’s been a few years, but look at you. Look at you! You’re turning into a little man. What, are you six foot now?” Alfie exclaimed.

He then asked Tommy if his ex-wife Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) was still with Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami), to which a hesitant Tommy didn’t respond.

Alfie Moon on video call

Alfie made a rare comeback over a video call. (Image credit: BBC)

“Listen, I’m a bit busy right now,” Alfie said, to which Tommy rolled his eyes.

As Alfie faffed about in the background and then came back, Tommy said: “I just wanted to see your face. I better go now,”

“Oh, are you sure?” Alfie questioned.

“Yeah. See ya,” he replied.

“I love you, Tommy,” Alfie said before Tommy hung up the phone.

Tommy Moon on the phone to Alfie Moon

Alfie left the Square in 2019. (Image credit: BBC)

This is the first glimpse at Alfie's explosive return to the Square this autumn after faking his death in 2019 to escape debts. 

Alfie fled Walford after stealing £50,000 from Abert Square hardman Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden).

Kat later found the money after Alfie had left it behind for her and she received a text from him telling her that he’d be home soon. He never returned and she eventually gave back the money to Phil.

Delighted fans were overjoyed by his shock comeback and can't wait to see him on our screens again...

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EastEnders continues tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. 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!

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