Shane Richie is NOT leaving EastEnders as Alfie Moon

Published Monday, Jul 13 2015, 10:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Shane Richie has been once again forced to deny reports that he is quitting EastEnders.

Shane, who plays Alfie Moon in the BBC One soap, was rumoured to be leaving Walford for good according to reports over the weekend.

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Shane (as Alfie) with co-star Jessie (as Kat).

Shane is currently on a break from the soap to pave way for Alfie and Kat Moon's spin-off series, which he will film with co-star Jessie Wallace.

Reports claimed Shane was starting to question his future in the soap, but an EastEnders spokesperson has denied any truth in the rumour, saying: "Shane will be returning to EastEnders. In fact, we already have some dates lined up."

Shane and Jessie will start filming for the spin-off drama this autumn, which will be six hour-long episodes due to transmit in 2016. They will be expected to return to EastEnders soon after.

This isn't the first time Shane has been rumoured to leave. In May, he denied reports that he was leaving the long-running soap, telling fans "#WalfordForever".

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