05/10/2017 11:10 BST

'EastEnders': Shane Richie Confirms Kat And Alfie Moon ARE Alive, As He Eyes Soap Return

'Redwater' isn't returning for a second series.

Shane Richie has revealed the fates of Kat and Alfie Moon, after they were feared dead at the end of ‘EastEnders’ spin-off ‘Redwater’

The actor has insisted both beloved characters are still very much alive, despite Alfie flatlining during brain surgery and Kat appearing to drown in the closing moments of the final episode.

Kat and Alfie Moon are alive!

Speaking to The Sun, Shane also revealed he would love to return to the soap alongside Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat, after it was announced ‘Redwater’ would not be returning for a second series.  

He explained: “You know what I love? Every time you get actors, they always say, ‘Never say never’. And I’ve watched and I’ve gone, ‘Shut up, never say never’.

“Because all these actors make out it’s their decision whether they go back or not, and it’s bollocks. It’s never their decision. So I’d like to sit here and go, ‘Maybe I’ll see how I feel about it’.

“Trust me, if I get the phone call from ‘EastEnders’ . . .  I loved being there. I’ve got a lot of friends that are still there.

“If I got the phone call to come back, I’d love the idea,” he added. 

HuffPost UK has contacted an ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson to find out if there are any current plans for the characters to return. 

Kat and Alfie left Walford for Spain in 2015, after winning a million pounds on the lottery.

They made a brief return over the festive period later that year, only to depart for Ireland, when Kat discovered she had a secret son that was born at the same time as her daughter Zoe.

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Kat and Alfie were feared dead at the end of 'Redwater'

It was previously claimed the soap’s new boss John Yorke was planning to reintroduce Kat and Alfie as part of his plan to turn around the show’s flagging ratings, following the sudden exit of previous executive producer Sean O’Connor.

A source told The Sun: “He has a soft spot for the Slater family, so don’t be surprised if they figure prominently in his plans.”

Meanwhile, a raft of other cast changes have recently been announced with Harry Reid, Jacqueline Jossa and Lorna Fitzgerald leaving their roles as Ben Mitchell and Branning sisters Lauren and Abi respectively. 

Nitin Ganatra is also set to reprise his role as Masood Ahmed, who will return to Albert Square after only a year away, with some new family members in tow. 

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