EastEnders star Steve John Shepherd has said he pities Michael and Janine’s baby as he doesn’t think his character will be a good father.

The soap star plays bad boy Michael Moon, who is dating EastEnders villain Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), and told Inside Soap they will not make stable parents.

Steve said: “I pity Michael and Janine’s baby!

“How would I rate his skills as a father? Quite low. Imagine Michael changing a nappy! But he sees this as a chance to redeem himself.”

Though the news of the baby seems to have been good for Janine and Michael’s relationship, Steve revealed this won’t last.

He said: “The relationship is going to get very fraught and rocky – mountainous, actually.

“I gather that Janine has made a habit of killing off her husbands, so Michael will have to keep one eye open where she’s concerned!”

And Steve admitted playing a villain has made him unpopular with viewers.

He revealed: “One woman screamed at me. And there was a little girl who hid behind her mum and wouldn’t speak! It was quite upsetting, but the flip-side is that they clearly believe in the drama.”