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'EastEnders' Michael Moon is a "psychopath", says Steve John Shepherd

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Michael Moon from EastEnders

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EastEnders actor Steve John Shepherd has claimed that his character Michael Moon is a psychopath.

Shepherd told Soaplife that Michael, who is engaged to Charlie Brooks's devious alter ego Janine Butcher, is "definitely plotting something".

"I see him as a functioning psychopath," Shepherd said. "He's not quite enough of a psychopath to be certifiable.

"But he's able to act without emotion. He can close off his compassion and be very cold."

About Michael and Janine's summer wedding, he added: "Her insistence that he sign a pre-nup suggests she doesn't trust him. If they pulled in the same direction, they could make a great team.

"But they do have this power struggle going on. Michael's definitely plotting something."

Janine, who is also starting a family with Michael, only kept the baby after her stepmother Pat persuaded her while dying of cancer on New Year's Day.

Brooks is taking a six-month break from EastEnders from August, explaining that she requires "a bit of breathing space" from the BBC soap. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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