Kat Slater will be back in Albert Square in the New Year.
Jessie Wallace will make her long-awaited return to Eastenders but without a certain someone.
Alfie Moon, played by Shane Richie will not be back drinking in the Vic despite his other half returning for a pint or two.
Wallace's comeback was rumoured in the press yesterday and the BBC confirmed the news today that will put some smiles on Eastenders' fan's faces.
Kat's fate was left unknown in a recent spin-off drama series Redwater. She seemed to have drowned in the Irish sea but she's set for a comeback.
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