Would you Adam and Eve it? Two years after they exited Albert Square, Alfie (Shane Richie) and Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) arrive in Ireland in this supposedly less soapy EastEnders spin-off.
The tumultuous events of their final months in Walford have led the couple to seek a quieter way of life and answers to Kat’s questions about the son who was taken away from her when she was a teenager. She has taken back control of her life and the memories of the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and has used it to remodel herself; she now prefers to be called Kathleen.
It’s a step into the unknown for the Moons and the BBC – the pair were popular characters in Walford due to their up down relationship and propensity to court chaos. Whether they can garner enough interest to justify a spin-off – only time will tell.
Kat and Alfie: Redwater – Thursday 8.00pm on BBC 1.