06/03/2012 10:42 GMT

EastEnders: Michael Moon Will Carry On Being Mean, Steve John Shepherd Reveals

EastEnders star Steve John Shepherd has said he doesn't think he'll ever tire of Michael Moon being mean.

The 38-year-old actor has been playing the Albert Square bad boy since 2010 and revealed he has no plans to leave "for a while".

Steve said: "I think I'm probably just going to be mean to people, which is what I specialise in."

He insisted he didn't get bored of playing a bad boy, adding: "Not if it's pretend, it's fine. It can be a lot of fun really."

Michael Moon and Janine Butcher are currently expecting a baby together in the soap, but Steve has previously said their relationship will not last.

Steve attended the First Light Awards 2012 at the BFI Southbank in London to help present awards to budding young film makers.

He revealed Robert De Niro was one of his heroes in the film world and had inspired him to become an actor.