Shane Richie reveals 'massive' plot looming for Alfie Moon
The actor told Bella magazine he couldn't wait to get started on the new plot, which would have big repercussions for his character.
He said: "The storyline that we are about to film is massive, it's a big story for my character, which I am really looking forward to.
"I hope Kat and Alfie reunite. It is something that may happen very soon, but I couldn't possibly say."
Shane also said he was very happy at EastEnders and hoped to be there for a while yet: "I will stay as long as they want me there and as long as they keep coming up with great stories.
"I've got a wife and children to look after and I pay my older kids' phone bills even though one of them has just toured with Justin Bieber!"