EastEnders star Shane Richie has teased viewers about his upcoming plot, labelling it the ‘biggest storyline in soap history’.

The actor has reprised the role of loveable Alfie Moon after five years, and Jessie Wallace has gone back to playing Kat Moon.

Shane told This Morning: “We had a meeting last year and we got told about the storyline, which was going to be an on-going story for the best part of a year, maybe two years… and we kind of went ‘Wow!’

“And I can honestly say, it’s going to be the biggest soap story I think in probably the history of soaps.”

He added: “I’m putting my neck on the line, and it’s a big thing to say but we’ve recently had another meeting with the exec producer and me and Jessie are almost foaming at the mouth knowing what’s going to happen!

“It really is going to be massive.”

Kat and Alfie take over the Queen Vic, which is currently a burnt-out shell thanks to the recent fire.

Shane said of the boozer’s future: “Kat and Alfie have really put their mark on it. It looks very much like their place.”

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