John Partridge and Lynda Baron to return to EastEnders for ‘explosives’ Beales plot

John Partridge and Lynda Baron are reprising their roles as Christian and Linda Clarke on EastEnders early this summer.

EastEnders says the duo will return to Walford briefly as part of an explosive storyline involving the Beale family. Christian and Linda are the brother and mother of Jane Beale (Laurie Brett).

On his return, John said: “I am thrilled to be able to return to EastEnders whilst touring the UK with Chicago… Christian is never far from my mind – I turn my back for five minutes and look what happens!”

Bosses are staying tight-lipped on the details surrounding their return, but the storyline will ‘change the Beale family forever’…

Christian and was last seen in the Square back in 2015 when he attended the wedding of Ian and Jane as part of the 30th anniversary live week.

Jane’s mother, Linda, has not been seen on screen since February 2009 when she moved to Florida with her husband, Roger.


As well as touring in Chicago, John appeared on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, where he placed sixth. Lynda was most recently seen in Still Open All Hours, reprising her classic role as Gladys Emmanuel on BBC1.