Gasp! The – formerly, apparently – faithful hound that is Alfie Moon is about to be unfaithful to Kat with Roxy Mitchell!
As fans of the show will know, Kat – who’s played by Jessie Wallace – is currently away from Walford and looking after her dad Charlie, who’s suffered a stroke.
The character of Kat was temporarily written out in order to give an “exhausted” Jessie a three-month break from work.
So, with Kat away, Alfie (Shane Richie) is about to become the proverbial mouse who plays with Roxy (Rita Simons) who become more than just friends after they share several heart to hearts about their troubled love lives.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror that at one point in the developing storyline, Roxy will move in with Alfie above the pub, and it seems the show’s writers are considering having Kat return unexpectedly to find Alfie and Roxy in bed together…
The insider said, “It’s been clear for a while that Roxy has a soft spot for Alfie, but things are going to heat up in the coming months.
“She begins to work with him more and more at the Queen Vic, and Alfie’s feelings for Roxy then begin to grow.
“When she has some problems at home, he invites her to stay for a while in a room at the Queen Vic, even though he knows Kat will hit the roof is he finds out.
“That is when their relationship will get really serious, and there is a real potential this will ruin Alfie’s marriage and cause fights and fury across the Square.”
I’m not quite sure how I feel about Alfie becoming a bad guy; on the one hand, it may be something of a relief to see him in the wrong for once, but on the other, it’s always been a given that Alfie’s devoted to Kat…
Who would you like to see him end up with? Kat or Roxy?