More Moons to join EastEnders?

More members of the Moon family could soon be moving into Albert Square after actor Shane Richie, who plays Alfie Moon, revealed that EastEnders bosses are planning to expand the clan.

Shane Richie as Alfie Moon EastEnders

Various permutations of the family have existed over the years from Alfie, younger brother Spencer (Chris Parker) and their beloved nan (Hilda Braid), to tough-guy brothers Jake (Joel Beckett) and Danny (Jake Maskall).

Following a Moon drought for four years, Alfie and wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) returned to Albert Square in September 2010, and were quickly joined by Alfie’s cousin, Michael, portrayed by This Life star Steve John Shepherd. However, Richie has hinted that the expansion won’t stop there.

“The aim is to extend the Moon family and make them a more prominent presence in Walford. I think more Moons will arrive soon. It will be great to see them settled after Alfie has spent time on the run.” – Shane Richie, quoted in Inside Soap

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One.