CHRISTMAS Day EastEnders was the usual cheerful affair in Walford as Hayley Slater and Alfie Moon’s baby secret was revealed to his wife Kat Slater.
And the episode ended with a furious Hayley shoving Alfie down the stairs leaving the character played by Shane Richie at the bottom looking pretty lifeless…or so it seemed…
Where has Alfie Moon gone in EastEnders and why has he taken baby Cherry?
Fans of the former Queen Vic landlord can rejoice as it was revealed on Boxing Day 2018 that Alfie hadn’t died in the fall.
The Slater women were convinced he’d met his maker after hitting his head on some logs at the bottom of the stairs and even pondered what to do with the body, which they covered.
Jean Slater took matters into her own hands however when she called the police and reported a fatality. But when the coppers arrived, the Slaters were horrified to see the ‘corpse’ had vanished.
That wasn’t all – Alfie snatched baby Cherry from her crib, leaving Hayley stunned.
Fans were convinced that Alfie was dead after a horror fall down the stairs on Christmas Day.
The fall came after Kat – who has been estranged from Alfie for the past year – discovered that he had fathered her cousin Hayley’s baby.
She worked out the truth after Hayley gifted Alfie with a lock of their daughter’s hair, leaving the character – who is played by Jessie Wallace – reeling with shock.
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Is Shane Richie leaving EastEnders?
There has been no official statement that Shane Richie who plays Alfie is leaving the BBC One soap.
But Shane IS set to star in West End musical Jamie as he takes over the role of the lead character’s mentor Hugo/Loco Chanelle on January 28 2019.
The show is set to run until May 2019 so it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing much of Alfie in Walford in the foreseeable future at least.