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Shane Richie teases "biggest soap story"

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Kat and Alfie from EastEnders

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Shane Richie has teased an upcoming plot for EastEnders' Alfie and Kat Moon.

The actor, who made his return to the BBC soap as Alfie earlier this week, told ITV's This Morning that he was made aware of the storyline when he was offered the chance to reprise the role.

Richie admitted that he had wanted to return for something "substantial".

"[Executive producer] Bryan Kirkwood came and sat down with us and told us about this storyline he has got, which is going to be an ongoing story for the best part of a year or maybe two years," he revealed.

"[Jessie Wallace and I] kind of went, 'Wow'. I can honestly say that after being involved in EastEnders for a long time, that it is going to be the biggest soap story in probably the history of soaps."

He jokingly added: "I'm putting my neck on the line."

Despite confessing that he and Wallace are excited about the plot, he refused to reveal any more details.

"We recently just had another meeting with the executive producer and me and Jessie are almost foaming at the mouth, knowing what is going to happen soon," he said.

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