Danny Dyer, the legendary pub’s landlord, has been working behind the counter since 2013.
BBC executives have announced his departure, but who will succeed him?
Alfie Moon (Shane Richie), according to some fans, may be returning to the Queen Vic.
He previously held the position in 2010 while dating Kat Slater.
Would he repurchase the bar in an effort to reunite with his ex-wife?
Maybe Alfie Moon might return with some money under his belt and purchase the bar to try and win Kat back, suggested one admirer. Whatever transpires, it will be intriguing.
Another person commented: “Many people are suggesting that’s why they’re bringing him back, so they can split up Kat and Phil and give Kat and Alfie control of the Vic.”
Another wrote: “#EastEnders.” I believe that @realshanerichie should return as Alfie and take over the Queen Vic!
For the first time in more than three years, Shane will return to his position as the endearing outlaw.
“It’s an extraordinary honor and joy to be asked back to my TV home of Albert Square,” the actor, 58, said.
I’m eager to reconnect with some former cast members and make new friends.
Who am I to object when the new executive producer Chris Clenshaw wants to bring back Alfie Moon with some fantastic storylines? I am impatient.
In January 2019, Alfie left Walford and EastEnders, turning Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, against him.
Chris Clenshaw, the executive producer, said: “Welcoming Shane Richie back to Walford is an incredible delight. He created one of the most recognizable, endearing, and memorable characters in soap opera.
Although a lot has changed since Alfie left the Square, wherever his floral shirts go, you can count on fun, games, and, of course, the occasional porky-pie.
“We’re over the moon to have him home,” he continued with a pun.