27/02/2012 10:29 GMT | Updated 27/02/2012 10:30 GMT

EastEnders: Alfie Moon And Roxy Mitchell To Have An Affair?

EastEnders' Alfie Moon is rumoured to embark on a passionate romance with Roxy Mitchell.

The loveable pub landlord - played by Shane Richie - will reportedly jeopardise his marriage to Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) after Roxy (Rita Simons) moves into the flat above the Queen Vic.

"Roxy has a soft spot for Alfie and things are going to heat up in the coming months," a source told the Daily Mirror.

"This could ruin Alfie's marriage and cause fights and fury across the Square."

TV bosses are considering the idea of Kat discovering the pair together in a clinch, when Jessie returns after her three-month break from the BBC soap.

Alfie and Kat, who previously left the soap in 2005, have had a tumultuous relationship so far. Since their highly anticipated reappearance in Walford last September, they have been involved in a controversial baby swap storyline and Kat's one-night stand with Mark Garland.