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'EastEnders' Shane Richie: 'Kat reveal is surprising'

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EastEnders star Shane Richie has promised that the identity of Kat Moon's lover will surprise fans.

Viewers will finally discover which of the three Branning brothers is Kat's mystery man on December 20 when Richie's character Alfie confronts his unfaithful wife over her lies.

Shane Richie as Alfie Moon in EastEnders

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Jessie Wallace as Kat Moon in EastEnders.

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Jessie Wallace as Kat Moon.



As reported yesterday (December 3), Alfie takes action when he suspects that Kat (Jessie Wallace) is still having her affair, following her to the secret bedsit on Bridge Street and demanding answers.

The subsequent showdown between the Moons leads to Alfie finally discovering who Kat cheated on him with.

Asked by Radio Times whether the plot conclusion is surprising, Richie replied: "Oh, big time. And it's really interesting about how we play the Branning card as to which one of them it is.

"The way it's worded, you believe it's one brother in particular and then that all changes and you go, 'Oh, it's him!' Because we make people believe it's another Branning - the way it's worded, the way I face up to one of them.

"The audience will all think it's one person in particular, but then I throw a curve ball and it all kicks off. It's great."

Alfie confronts Kat at the bedsit.

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Discussing why Kat visits the bedsit in the first place, the actor continued: "It's the whole remorse thing again about how she was there to tell him it was over, how she doesn't want to see him anymore. And when I get to the room and see petals on the bed and scented candles, I'm saying, 'Really? Is this how you're going to tell someone this is over, Kat?'

"And of course he doesn't believe that. She's dressed up for another night of passion, so he really doesn't believe it this time. He's done with the lying. In the past, Alfie has forgiven Kat, but this time I really do not think he's going to forgive her."

Richie also promised that the show will explore Kat's motivations for her fling with the mystery guy in question.

He said: "This will all come to fruition in the New Year and you'll kind of get to know why she has gone with this particular person. It's an ongoing story, which is really interesting, to see why Kat was with Alfie and why she went for this bloke, because they both offer her different things." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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