The long awaited arrival of Mel Owens ex Ray Kelly is finally about to air in upcoming episodes as Sean Mahon makes his debut in EastEnders as the charismatic and mysterious newcomer. And its clear that he has a plan in mind.
Mel is getting settled into her relationship with Jack Branning and things are going so well that Jack even plans to propose and even though his attempt goes awry, Mel then encourages him to ask her.
Having discovered Jacks plans after he sought his blessing, Hunter gets in touch with Ray and he turns up just as Jack is waiting for an answer – and his presence throws a panicked Mel into chaos. Mel tries to play down her reaction but when she is alone, she explodes with frustration.
She later gets in touch with Ray who arranges a lunch with her and Hunter to catch up. But he has ulterior motives as he charms Honey Mitchell and Karen Taylor into revealing Jacks address. When he then invites Jack along too, just what is going on? And does he have a hold on Mel?
Speaking about joining the show, Sean said: I remember watching the very first episode of EastEnders back in 1985, little did I think I would be roaming the streets of Walford and hanging out at The Queen Vic all these years later.
Im so happy to join such an incredibly hard-working and talented team and Im very much looking forward to playing out the drama that inevitably ensues on any given day in Albert Square. My character Ray Kelly is not one to tread lightly, and his arrival to the Square will cause shockwaves for many of the residents… it doesnt get much better than that.
EastEnders boss John Yorke, added: Sean is both a wonderful actor and a delight to work with. His character brings to the show some very big secrets and we cant wait to watch them explode.
One to watch: Tuesday 4th September at 7:30pm on BBC One.