His return marks almost 20 years since Alfie's first appearance.
A man with a big heart, Alfie quickly won the heart of viewers with his cheeky and charming personality. However life has been anything but smooth sailing for Alfie with his best laid plans and dodgy schemes often backfiring, landing him in a number of a precarious situations over the years.
Alfie’s return is certain to turn a few heads with his past wrongdoings leaving him at odds with a number of people, especially his ex-wife Kat Slater.
Kat and Alfie’s fiery relationship has been at the heart of a number of memorable storylines throughout the years but things finally came to an end for them in 2018 when Kat discovered Alfie was the father of her cousin Hayley’s baby.
With the past quickly catching up with him, Alfie was last seen in January 2019, deciding to flee Walford in 2019 after stealing money from Phil. Money he gave to Kat who eventually returned it to Phil. Having made an enemy of Phil Mitchell, what is bringing Alfie back to the Square?
Speaking about returning to EastEnders, Shane Richie said "It's an absolute honour and privilege to be asked back to my TV home of Albert Square. I’m looking forward to catching up with some old cast mates and meeting some new ones. The new exec producer Chris Clenshaw has been instrumental in wanting to bring Alfie Moon back with some wonderful storylines… and who am I to say no?! I can't wait."
To which Executive Producer Chris Clenshaw added "Shane Richie created one of the most iconic, loveable and most memorable characters in soap, and to welcome him back to Walford is an absolute pleasure. A lot’s happened since Alfie’s been away from the Square but wherever his floral shirts go you can expect fun, frolics and, of course, the odd porky-pie. We’re over the moon to have him home."
Teasing Alfie's return, EastEnders have said viewers should keep their eyes peeled in the coming days for a clue of what’s to come.
EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One