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Mo Harris returning to EastEnders alongside Freddie Slater this spring

And where Mo goes, trouble inevitably follows.

Mo Harris, played by Laila Morse, left Walford back in 2021 to go on a cruise with on/off love interest turned fiancé, Fat Elvis, and has made guest appearances since. With her last, in 2022, when she attended Kat and Phil’s attempted first wedding.

She'll arrive back in the Square this spring alongside great-grandson Freddie Slater, played by Bobby Brazier, and whilst the exact circumstances relating to their return currently remain under wraps, one thing is for certain, where Mo goes, trouble inevitably follows.

Before they arrive on screen, an exclusive first-look at Mo and Freddie’s decision to return home will premiere on the EastEnders TikTok channel in a limited series, following both characters in Mo’s caravan where she has been living ever since leaving Walford.

On returning to EastEnders, Laila Morse said "I’m delighted to be coming home to Walford to bring Mo back to life. EastEnders holds such a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait to be reunited with my on screen family, who are like my family, as well as old and new faces."

To which Executive Producer, Chris Clenshaw, added "We are absolutely delighted to welcome back Laila Morse to the role of Mo Harris. Although her time away from the Square has been short-lived, the Slater family has endured a huge amount of drama since she last appeared on screen and Mo’s return will be no different. We’re delighted to welcome Laila back permanently as she is thrust into the heart of the drama alongside great-grandson Freddie [played by Bobby Brazier]."

Mo first landed on our screens on 18th September 2000 as the no-nonsense matriarch of the Slater family and quickly became a fan favourite for her infamous one liners and dodgy dealings.

Over her 19 collective years in Albert Square, Mo was never far from drama and has been involved in some of the show’s most iconic storylines including her long-time feud with Pat Butcher, helping a young Sonia Fowler give birth on Dot’s sofa, and ceremoniously pretending that Kat had died in one of her many money-making schemes.

EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One with first look episodes available from 6am on BBC iPlayer


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