EastEnders: Hetti Bywater wants Thomas Law to return & Steve John Shepherd on “bubbling cauldron” storyline

News from Walford way today begins with Hetti Bywater – who of course took over the role of Lucy Beale from Melissa Suffield – who’s revealed that she’d love to work with Thomas Law, who has formerly played the role of Lucy’s twin, Peter.

Speaking to Inside Soap, Hetti said, “I’d like Thomas Law to come back to EastEnders. I haven’t met him, but I’ve heard he’s very nice.

“I thought his portrayal of Peter was really good when I used to watch the show with him in it.”

Thomas played the role of Peter from 2006 until late 2010 when the character left home, furious with his dad Ian (Adam Woodyatt) for having had an affair with Glenda Mitchell (Glynis Barber)…






Prior to Thomas taking on the role, actors James Martin, Joseph Shade, Alex Stevens and Francis Brittin-Snell had portrayed Peter through the years of his childhood.

On now to Steve John Shepherd, who of course plays the scheming charmer Michael Moon, and his revelation that the climax to the storyline in which Michael cons poor Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) out of not only her own savings, but Alfie Moon’s (Shane Richie) too.

Speaking to All About Soap magazine, Steve said, “We are building up to something, but I don’t know what the pay-off is.

“It’ll be a real crescendo and the thing with Jean becomes extremely intense. It’s a bubbling cauldron.”

As of course viewers know, Michael has told Jean that the money she’s handed over is by way of an investment in the boxing club and gym, but is in fact going directly to Janine (Charlie Brooks) as his contribution to their wedding.

Of the prospect of Janine finding out how Michael got the cash, and being disapproving about how he’s fleeced vulnerable Jean, Steve said, “He balances the risk he might be thrown out of the relationship against the benefits and decides it’s worth the gamble.”

However, as Charlie is taking a few months off from the show in the summer, it might be safe to assume something is going to go very much awry for Janine and Michael at around the time their baby’s born.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.