EastEnders star Jessie Wallace brings Kat back to Walford…and tells Soaplife that the magic is still there between her and Alfie

Why did you agree to bring Kat back?
“She’s a great character. Every single day people would ask me when she was coming back. I’ve missed playing Kat and I’ve missed working with Shane. I thought, ‘Yeah, why not?’”

Did you find it hard to be Kat again?
“I wondered if I could play her again. They sent me some DVDs of some of my old scenes to jog my memory and as soon as I came back, I was her again.”

How does Alfie find out Kat’s pregnant?
“Alfie has come looking for her and hasn’t seen her for months. He keeps saying to her ‘You’re fat’ and she says ‘I’m not fat. I’m PREGNANT!’ Then she says, ‘Don’t worry Alfie, it ain’t yours.’”

Can you us if that is true?
“You’ll have to wait and see!”

How does she feel about him?
“She’s peed off with him. He’s been in prison and she’s had to survive on her own pregnant. But she loves him unconditionally. No matter what they do, they will always end up together.”

So why does she tell him he has 24 hours to find a job and a home or they’re through?
“She wants stability… A future for the baby and her. She sets him this challenge and he buys it.”

We’ve heard that Alfie’s idea of stability is a huge surprise to Kat. What is it?
“Such a huge surprise, she punches him!”