'EastEnders' star Rob Kazinsky tipped for return as fan favourite Sean Slater

Rob Kazinsky as Sean Slater in EastEnders
Rob last played Sean Slater in 2019. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders legend Rob Kazinsky is set to reprise his role as Walford's Sean Slater, according to reports. 

The soap rumour mill has gone into overdrive after the actor was snapped outside the EastEnders studios in London's Elstree recently.

According to The Daily Star, Rob is back filming as Sean Slater just two years after he was last seen on our screens. 

The newspaper has published images of the actor outside the filming studios, but whether he was there for a social visit or for filming remains to be seen. 

EastEnders officials are yet to comment on the matter, but the news comes shortly after Sean was mentioned on-screen recently when his mum, Jean Slater, when to stay with him. 

Rob Kazinsky as Sean Slater in EastEnders

Sean went along to Jean's chemo appointments with her last time he was in Walford.  (Image credit: BBC)

Sean was first seen in Walford back in 2006 as Stacey Slater's older brother. Not only did he have a turbulent romance with Roxy Mitchell, but he also famously clashed with Jack Branning over his daughter Amy Mitchell. 

More recently Sean made a comeback to the Square in 2019 when he spent time reconnecting with his family and making amends for past mistakes. 

Rob Kazinsky as Sean Slater in EastEnders

Sean has been mentioned on screen a few times recently.  (Image credit: BBC)

Rob's last stint on screen as Sean was such a huge hit with fans that it is likely EastEnders bosses would welcome him back with open arms. 

Rob also won't be the first familiar face to make a return to Albert Square in recent months. Charlie Brooks has recently made a hugely successful comeback as Janine Butcher, having spent nearly seven years away from the role. 

Since leaving EastEnders, actor Rob has enjoyed a hugely successful career in the US, starring in shows like True Blood, Pacific Rim, Warcraft, and Captain Marvel

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.