Sean Mahon joins EastEnders

Later this Summer, Sean Mahon will joining the cast of EastEnders to play Ray Kelly, the charming and mysterious ex-husband of Mel Owen and step-dad to her son, Hunter.

Ray has been described as a serial risk-taker and expert liar who certainly has the gift of the gab when it comes to getting what he wants. And with Mel swerving questions about him and being very reluctant to call him for help, Ray is clearly the last person Mel will want to see in Walford.

Viewers have already met Ray’s sister Ciara, ex-wife of the Irish gangster Aidan Maguire, suggesting a chequered past.

With Hunter making secret contact with his step-dad and ad