Openly gay actor John Partridge is to make a return to EastEnders as the hunky Christian.
Bosses are staying tight-lipped on the details surrounding their return, but the shocking storyline promises to change the Beale family forever.
Christian was last seen in the Square back in 2015 when he attended the wedding of Ian and Jane as part of the 30th anniversary live week.
On his return, John Partridge said:
“I am thrilled to be able to return to EastEnders whilst touring the UK with Chicago… Christian is never far from my mind – I turn my back for five minutes and look what happens!”
Christian’s character has in the past caused considerable controversy with some viewers of the long running London-based soap. In late 2008, 145 complaints were made after a kiss between Christian and new love interest Lee was broadcast before the 9PM watershed.
Episodes featuring John Partridge are set to air in Summer 2016.
Next week the gay character Johnny Carter will return to the square to reunite with his family.