Kathy Beale made her shock return to EastEnders during the soap's 30th anniversary live week after being thought dead on the show for years. We haven't seen much of Kathy since but she is set to return later in the year for a pretty big storyline that it will involve actor Paul Nicholas, formerly of Just Good Friends, who will play her on-screen estranged husband Gavin.

Speaking of his new role, Nicholas commented: "I am delighted to be joining the wonderful cast of EastEnders for what is going to be an exciting time ahead. I can't wait to get started and seeing what's in store for my character."

While EastEnders' executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: "We are all thrilled that Paul has agreed to join our cast to play Gavin. So many British television viewers have grown up with Paul Nicholas so it's brilliant to have him back on our screens, playing a major part in Kathy's explosive return to the Square, while also holding the key to many more of the Square's secrets."

A show statement then teased; "Kathy will be back in Albert Square this autumn, but just what exactly are she and old flame Phil hiding? Where have Kathy and Gavin been? And why is Gavin being kept in the dark?"

So many questions!