Already in emotional turmoil, Ian’s shocked to the core when he sees his dead mother Kathy in next week’s EastEnders.

The drama begins when Ian returns to Walford with young Bobby, who lashes out at Jane after he hears her talking to a journalist about Max.

Later, Ian writes Jane a letter and it turns out to be a suicide note! Jane races after him and finds him on a bridge, ready to end his life.

Jane begs him not to jump, but Ian’s distracted when he sees his late mother Kathy coming towards him. Having said goodbye to his mum nine years ago, how will he react?

Watch a preview of next week’s EastEnders, above…