It’s desperate times in Albert Square this September, as their shocking new video reveals…

With Bastille’s haunting Things We Lost In The Fire playing, the teaser trailer shows desperate and broke Alfie (Shane Richie) torching his home – with Kat (Jessie Wallace) in it! Also, Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) makes a violent return, rapist Dean (Matt Di Angelo) makes his move on Linda (Kellie Bright), Ronnie (Samantha Womack) returns with her baby bump for Phil (Steve McFadden) and Sharon’s (Letitia Dean) wedding, if there is one – and, right at the end, there’s a gunshot.

“Bombs that we have been carefully planting over the last few months are about to explode all over the Square as some of our most iconic characters’ lives change forever,” reveals EastEnders executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins. “With huge twists, shock returns and stories which will move, provoke and entertain, this September is going to be classic EastEnders and an unforgettable start to our autumn.”

EastEnders continues on BBC1, Monday, September 8, 8.00pm.