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'EastEnders' David Wicks returns for Pat's funeral

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Michael French has returned to EastEnders to film Pat Evans's funeral.

The actor had been tipped to reprise his role as Pat's son David Wicks and was spotted shooting scenes with the rest of the cast yesterday.

However, Nick Berry, who was also expected to return as Simon Wicks, was not present at the shoot, the Daily Star Sunday reports.

Pat, played by Pam St Clement, will be given a "traditional East End funeral" in a send-off described as the biggest the soap has ever filmed.

Michael French set to return as David Wicks in EastEnders?

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Pat Evans in EastEnders

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An EastEnders insider said: "Pat's exit was always going to be huge and fans will not be disappointed. Her death has produced some of the soap's saddest-ever scenes and the funeral is no different. Her family pull out all the stops.

"Janine splashes the cash and makes it the biggest funeral Walford has ever seen as the locals celebrate Pat's life. When her coffin turned up at the chapel in a horse-drawn carriage, there were one or two real tears shed by the cast.

"Pam was such a big part of Albert Square and it's been quite an emotional time for a lot of people. She was given a send-off at the studio bar and managed to hold it together as she gave her speech. Her exit has been a fitting tribute to both Pam and Pat."

> EastEnders Pat Evans exit plot details emerge
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