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'EastEnders' Kat And Alfie Moon Spin-Off Show To Begin Filming In April, Ahead Of Autumn Air Date

13/01/2016 11:13 GMT | Updated 13/01/2016 11:59 GMT

Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie will soon begin filming their ‘EastEnders’ spin-off drama, which will chart Kat and Alfie Moon’s journey to Ireland.

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The duo, who will tread the boards in the dark comedy ‘The Perfect Murder’ first, are set to film on location from April.

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The drama will chart Kat's search for her son

Shane appeared on ‘The One Show’ to discuss the project, explaining: "We start filming in Ireland literally straight after the play. We're out there for three and a half, four months.

“We're so excited. We know the story – we know Alfie's got a brain tumour and Kat has a son. We don't know where it's being filmed.”

A number of key details still need to be pinned down though, and Shane added: "Tomorrow we've got a big meeting where we'll be looking at scripts.

“We haven't got a title for it at the moment, but all we know is that it's gonna be massive.”

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Shane first appeared as Alfie in 2002

The as-yet-untitled show will arrive on our screens in the Autumn.

The Slater family have been at the centre of a number of dramatic scenes in recent weeks, following Kat’s surprise Christmas Day return.

She was soon joined by Big Mo and her dad Charlie, but tragedy struck when he had a heart attack and died.

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