Fans of EastEnders were left heartbroken this week after Alfie Moon finally opened up to his friends about his cancer diagnosis.
The happy-go-lucky character played by actor Shane Richie received the news of his illness last year and underwent a prostatectomy, hormone injections and radiotherapy. Following his final radiotherapy session, Alfie was encouraged by Linda Carter to talk to Ian Beale and Billy Mitchell about his health battle.
But with his health still hanging in the balance, AI has shared it’s take on the future of Alfie and whether he’ll be killed off. It said: “The potential for Alfie Moon’s departure from EastEnders following a prostate cancer diagnosis is a complex and sensitive topic, and any decision about his character’s future would need to be handled with care and consideration. Here are some points to ponder.
“Impact on viewers: Alfie is a beloved character with a long history on the show. His diagnosis and potential death could be a very emotional and impactful storyline for viewers, particularly those who have been personally affected by prostate cancer. It’s important to consider the potential emotional toll such a storyline could take on viewers and ensure it’s handled sensitively and with respect.